Hattie Taylor

Hattie Taylor.jpgRe-elected in 2023 for a further term.

I’m fully committed to, and enjoy representing, your views to the Board of Directors, along with the other governor responsibilities.

I want to be your ambassador and I want to make a difference within Dorset HealthCare.

I started in 1995 as a healthcare assistant, trained as a nurse in Bristol and Bath, gained a degree in District Nursing 2004. Now with 28 years’ much-loved NHS experience, I’ve led teams in urban and rural community settings. In 2008 I made Dorset my home, I’ve seen Dorset HealthCare transform since this time and am very proud to work for an inclusive and forward thinking organisation giving real opportunities for professional development.

I’m currently District Nurse Lead for Purbeck, and a Queen’s Nurse (since 2015) focused on improving quality care and helping staff and patients to reach their potential. I’ve been a staff governor since 2020, I find being an advocate for others a fulfilling role.

Being a Queen’s Nurse and staff governor has helped me ‘find my voice’ and I aim to articulate the value of what we do as workers within healthcare.

I have a naturally enquiring mind, am curious to understand when something can be improved upon. I have a tenacious spirit and won’t rest while something isn’t the best it can be. This is especially true in relation to staff wellbeing and patient care.

Please feel welcome to contact me if you’d like to know more about the staff governor role and how it makes a difference to you.

I am more than happy to come and meet teams as well, and would love to visit to see how your service works and highlight this to the board.

My contact is hattie.taylor1@nhs.net and I’m also on ‘Twitter’ as @hattierocket where I try to spotlight nursing, Dorset, leadership, self-care and other positivity.

Members of the Council of Governors