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Bolton chief nurse joins cancer charity

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The chief nurse at a trust in the north west of England has returned to her nursing roots by swapping her NHS role for a post with Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Dee Sissons has been appointed as the end of life care charity’s director of nursing.

She will join Marie Curie on 1 July from Royal Bolton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where she is the director of patient safety and experience and chief nurse.

Before joining Bolton, she was executive director of nursing and quality with the primary care trust NHS Nottingham City.

Prior to that, she spent 15 years working in cancer and end of life care. She was director of nursing at an independent hospice and as a clinical nurse specialist in lung cancer and palliative care.

She was also a lead for end of life care with her strategic health authority and spent five years as Network Lead Nurse at North Trent Cancer Network.

Ms Sissons will be responsible for the professional leadership of Marie Curie’s 2,000 nurses, healthcare assistants and clinical support workers.

She said: “I’m delighted to be joining Marie Curie Cancer Care. It brings my career full-circle, back into an area that I am really passionate about.”

“I’m really looking forward to getting started and going out to meet the people at the frontline of this brilliant charity; our nurses, allied health professionals, healthcare assistants and clinical support workers,” she added.


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