Our Nurse Team
Here at Moorland, we understand how important a professional and friendly service is to you. That's why we always ensure we hand pick our nursing staff to deliver the best service and advice possible.
Moorland nurses have a combined experience of over 40 years specialising in stoma and continence care.
Beverley Hooley – Nurse Manager
I started my nurse career in 1972 as an orthopaedic nurse and became dual qualified in 1977 on completion of my Registered General training.
After many years of service with the NHS in diverse areas of nursing (i.e. orthopaedics, accident and emergency, general and colorectal surgery and urology), I decided to combine my nursing skills with a move to the commercial sector. Here I worked as a nurse advisor to an appliance contractor, allowing me to provide nurse professionals and patients access to the wealth of knowledge I have gained in order that their experience of using stoma care, urology and continence equipment is trouble free.
I have attended many study sessions over my time in this position including the Principles of stoma care, the Promotion of continence and the Management of Incontinence.
I was promoted to Nurse Manager in 2009 and now lead an expert team ensuring that all patient groups are cared for.
Julie Hynes - Nurse Advisor
I was a nursing cadet in 1975 prior to starting my general nurse training in 1977.
After qualifying in 1980 I worked for many years on general surgical, urological & care of the elderly wards.
In 2000 I became ward sister on a busy urological ward and in 2003 became ward manager of that same ward. During this time I gained valuable, specific knowledge and clinical expertise of urological conditions and surgical procedures.
In 2010 I became a ward sister on a newly opened surgical admissions unit which allowed me to implement care for a wide variety of surgical and urological conditions.
I was delighted to be successful in being appointed to the role of nurse advisor with Moorland Surgical Supplies in April 2012 and I am enjoying putting my knowledge and clinical skills into practice to deliver best and specific care for our patients.
Angela Simpson – Stoma Care Specialist Nurse
I carried out my nurse training at Stepping Hill Hospital, qualifying as an RGN in 1985.
I then worked as a Staff Nurse and Ward Sister, predominantly in acute surgery gaining experience in colorectal and urological conditions.
Over the last 14 years in my role as Stoma Care Nurse Specialist, I have gained extensive knowledge in problem solving, the appliances that are available and patient counselling. This is an area in which I still remain passionate.
I truly believe that a patient who wears the correct appliance can lead a full and ‘normal’ life as their age and condition allows.
My primary focus will be in ‘hands on’ patient care for my Ostomates.
Gillian Etchells – Assistant Practitioner
I started my career in social care in 1991 as a Home Help which helped people live independently by assisting them to live in their own homes. The role changed over the years and through volunteering for a project I then progressed on to become a Community Service Worker working with volunteers who were running day centres in the local communities. As demand for day centres became greater with changing criteria for older people’s services, I progressed to Day Centre Manager.
I enjoyed this role however whilst working at the day centres I became more involved with patients with a variety of conditions but felt that I had a lot more to offer. I therefore commenced a Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care which I completed in January 2011.
In undertaking the degree I obtained a better understanding of patient care and I believe that the skills I developed through the course and the knowledge gained from my previous work experience will be beneficial in delivering an excellent service for patients. I was recently appointed as an Assistant Practitioner to the Nursing Team with Moorlands. This job is very rewarding and I am looking forward to my future with Moorlands.