Cardiff & Vale Health Charity has three dedicated members of staff, plus oversight from Cardiff and Vale UHB staff.

Please contact us with your queries or to let us know you want to fundraise for a particular ward or department – either by phone, email, or through the website!

Our Staff

Simone Joslyn

Simone Joslyn

Head of Arts and Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Simone.Joslyn@wales.nhs.uk

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Simone Joslyn

Head of Arts and Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Simone.Joslyn@wales.nhs.uk

I have worked in Cardiff & Vale UHB since 1992. I am a Mental Health Nurse whose career within the health service began in 1987. I have worked in numerous clinical roles and more recently within project management posts.

I was the Clinical Project Lead for Hafan y Coed, the new Adult Mental Health Unit at University Hospital Llandough before moving to work as engagement lead for the Health Boards Locality work.

Within my roles I have been interested in;

  • Meaningful Engagement of all stakeholders particularly service users (patients)
  • Clear communication at all stages of the development
  • Contributing to the development of others
  • Improve services in the interest of and with people who use them
  • Maintain high quality in all areas of work/practice, including the important aspect of effective team working

I am excited to lead the creative arts within the Health Board and project manage the Orchard project at University Hospital Llandough. I believe that arts, nature and creativity really can improve the wellbeing of people.

I know that the Health Charity adds value to patient, staff and visitors experience of our health services in Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan and look forward to exciting times ahead.

Outside of work I have started running and plan to complete the Half Marathon to raise money for the Health Charity.

I am a novice runner but am finding it great exercise, good for my mental wellbeing and fun to meet new people.

I have recently completed my first 5K and 10K runs.

Barbara John

Barbara John

Business/Operational Manager Barbara.John@wales.nhs.uk

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Barbara John

Business/Operational Manager Barbara.John@wales.nhs.uk

I have been employed by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (UHB) since 1992. My varied roles during this period have included administration management and business and operational management. My project management work has provided me with wide experience and a broad knowledge of the provision of inpatient and community services.

My personal work ethic is to contribute wherever possible to the delivery of high quality and effective services for all users of Cardiff and Vale UHB, and to support and encourage other staff members to achieve this also. I thoroughly enjoy the aspects of my role which provide me with opportunities to communicate and interact directly with all service users.

In July 2018, I commenced a one year secondment as the Business/Operational Manager in the Communication, Arts, Health Charity and Engagement Team at University Hospital Wales.

I am delighted to have the opportunity to join the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity Team. Their enthusiasm and commitment to improving and developing the work of the Health Charity for the benefit of health service users is admirable and infectious. I look forward to assisting them in the exciting year ahead.

Outside of work I enjoy singing with a Gospel Choir and have sung at various locations across England and Wales. I took up running earlier this year and am hoping to be improved enough by October to take part in the Cardiff Half Marathon, raising funds for Cardiff & Vale Health Charity.

Jayne Catherall

Jayne Catherall

Senior Communications and Engagement Officer Jayne.Catherall@wales.nhs.uk

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Jayne Catherall

Senior Communications and Engagement Officer Jayne.Catherall@wales.nhs.uk

A former Digital Media Officer, I joined the Health Board’s Communications Team in October 2014, having previously worked for one of  the largest local authorities in Wales.
I'm currently working within the Cardiff & Vale Health Charity team to develop a communications strategy and plan, and to revamp the website and intranet pages.
Experienced in all things communications, digital and social media, proactive, reactive and crisis communications, media liaison and event management.  I love new technology and all things digital. I am always looking for new ways to promote the good work we do.
I am the communications lead for:
  • Cardiff & Vale Health Charity
  • Children and Women’s Clinical Board
  • Patient Experience
  • Volunteers

 

I'm a keen runner, having completed my first marathon in 2018 and I've signed up to run the Cardiff half marathon for the third time later this year for Cardiff & Vale Health Charity .

Lucie Barrett

Lucie Barrett

Senior Fundraiser Lucie.Barrett@wales.nhs.uk

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Lucie Barrett

Senior Fundraiser Lucie.Barrett@wales.nhs.uk

Most days, I get to meet some very inspirational people who do amazing things to fundraise for the charity. I hear the most heart-warming stories of how the staff at the hospital save lives every day.

Working for the Health Charity you get to meet so many amazing people who spend their own time fundraising for us. It’s inspiring how many people want to make a difference to our wonderful hospital and to hear their stories – and to be able to support them in their fundraising and seeing the difference their support can make to the NHS.

I have so many favourite moments connected with the Health Charity. Personally, crossing the finish line at the Cardiff Half Marathon with six members of my family, all of us raising funds for Huntingdon’s Disease research taking place right here at the University Hospital of Wales, is at the top! Some of us could just about manage to get around the block and had never attempted to run before, so to get to experience the sheer sense of achievement and relief they all felt was very humbling.

I love being in the gym and really pushing myself – and I loved running the Cardiff Half Marathon. I am hoping my next challenge will be taking part in a cycle ride across France.

Before I came to the Health Charity I worked as an administrator for the Risk & Governance team, who maintain a strong governance framework across the UHB, including the development and implementation of effective and efficient internal control and risk management systems - a completely different working environment to my current role!

Georgina Burke

Georgina Burke

Senior Fundraiser Georgina.Burke@wales.nhs.uk

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Georgina Burke

Senior Fundraiser Georgina.Burke@wales.nhs.uk

Sue Dickson-Davies

Sue Dickson-Davies

Senior Fundraising Officer

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Sue Dickson-Davies

Senior Fundraising Officer