A NEW appointment has been made at Barnsley Hospice to oversee staff training.

Julie Challenger has taken up the post following a nursing career spanning over four decades.

She has experience in palliative care roles and has previously worked as a nurse for Goole District Hospital and in the West Yorkshire community as a Macmillan nurse.

Her most recent role saw her work for the NHS as the end of life clinical co-ordinator for acute hospitals where she educated general clinical staff about caring for patients at the end of their life.

In her new role as clinical education and audit lead, Julie will support executive and HR teams in providing education programmes for all clinical staff.

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“I’m thrilled to join Barnsley Hospice and build on the great work within education and auditing that has already taken place,” said Julie, from Goole.

“The hospice is such a nice place to work and there’s a supportive environment, with everyone committed to providing high standards of patient care.

“I’m looking forward to supporting clinical staff at the hospice to reach their full potential.”