Gill Ward
MSc Human Communications Studies

Case Manager

Fifteen years’ experience as a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in the NHS has enabled me to work alongside patients on their journey from acute to rehab in-patient wards through to their discharge home.  This means that I have a good understanding of the pathway followed and the challenges faced and, more importantly, the many gains that can be achieved at each stage of recovery.   Working with clients and those around them (their family, the care teams and therapists) to get them back to their best life is what inspires me.

A recent highlight has been supporting a client to return to her own home after a long hospital stay.  My motivation is that I get to play a part in someone’s recovery and that a work task, however big or small, daunting or familiar, has a far-reaching ripple effect.