Deputy Chief Nurse to become director of nursing, midwifery, and allied health professions at the Isle of Wight

The Deputy Chief Nurse at University Hospital Southampton (UHS) is set to leave the Trust, to become the director of nursing, midwifery, and allied health professional for the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.  

Juliet Pearce initially joined UHS (University Hospital Southampton) after qualifying, starting work in the trauma and orthopaedics departments, and since has worked extensively in clinical governance and patient safety at the trust, and in 2012, she obtained a master’s degree in management and leadership in health and social care. Juliet will formally depart the trust in October.  

Gail Byrne, chief nursing officer at UHS, said: “Juliet will certainly be missed by us all. She has worked at UHS for 30 years and has contributed so much, particularly in terms of quality, patient safety, patient experience and nursing standards.  

 “As my deputy, she will be hard to replace as she so embodies the UHS values and can be relied upon not just by me but by everyone.  

 “What will be our loss will be the Isle of Wight’s gain. She was so ready for this post and I am sure you will join me in congratulating her.” 

No further announcement has been made to her replacement at UHS. 

Juliet Pearce, deputy chief nursing officer at UHS, said: “UHS will always have a special place in my heart. It’s been an absolute privilege to work in an organisation that delivers outstanding care for patients. I am always humbled by the people who work in this special place and who go beyond every day to do their best for patients and still find time to look after each other.  

“I have never been prouder to be a nurse than supporting UHS during the pandemic and I will miss all the colleagues and friends who have supported me, lifted me up and kept me smiling for the last 30 years.” 

The UHS was recently rated by the Care Quality Commission as “good” in their latest inspection, which was conducted in 2019.