Meet the Angels Team
NAME: Kath Pope
POSITION HELD: Clinical Lead Nurse
I have worked as a nurse for over 20 years with adults initially working as the most senior level nurse on duty within nursing and care homes and then with children again to a senior level within a hospital environment and I am fully qualified in both adult and children’s nursing.
I have additionally successfully obtained a nurse practitioner qualification in the UK, which allowed me to assess a patient, diagnose and treat a patient within the hospital environment. Furthermore I obtained a nurse prescribing qualification which allowed me to prescribe medication within the legal guidelines in the UK and the NHS trust in which I was employed.
I have had a range of experiences with different patients which includes care of tracheotomies, colostomies, tube feeding via nasal or enteral, wound care, nutritional management and a variety of medical conditions diabetes, eczema, epilepsy, asthma, post-surgery recovery, some food intolerances or allergies, some experience with mental health disorders to name a few
I have worked for Angels Nursing Group since May 2011
Costa del Sol
NAME: Sarah Hartley
POSITION HELD: Clinical Lead Nurse
Registered Nurse with Bsc Hons. Earned my Bachelor of Science Degree with first class honours at the University of Nottingham and with over 16 years nursing experience, I have had a wide and varied career so far.
I joined the Angels team in 2016 and have seen my role develop significantly so far.
The most rewarding aspect of my career is that i am able to do what i love most. Providing nursing care to patients within their home environment. From the very basic to the very complex of conditions. I feel very privileged to be able to fulfil my passion ... this is not just my job.
Costa Blanca - North & South
NAME: Nike Hovell
POSITION HELD: Area Co-ordinator
I have had more than 12 year’s experience working in the Operating Theatre Department (SODA) in various hospitals including Papworth Hospital and have gain a wide knowledge of operations and procedures.
I have lived in Spain for more than 14 years and have gained a wide experience in dealing with the Spanish health system. I joined the Angels team in 2017 and help grow the company in the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida area. I get great satisfaction in supplying Angels services to people who would have struggled on their own. I also enjoy giving peace of mind to families that are unable to be with their loved ones by giving the knowledge that an Angel is looking after them
NAME: Lyn Clark
POSITION HELD: Clinical Lead Nurse - North
In 1999 I gained my RMN (Registered Mental Nurse) as a mature student working within the NHS through Wolverhampton University, UK. In 1997 I became manager of a nursing home as an EN (Enrolled nurse) that was a new initiative between Social Services and the NHS that specialised in placing older people with differing types of dementia that displayed challenging behaviour. Then in 1999 I moved into the private sector to become the manager of a 26-bed care home providing care to elderly mentally ill patients. There, I made dramatic improvements to the running of the home establishing a good reputation. My responsibilities included care planning, administration of medication, supervision of staff, budgets and liaising with fellow health care professionals to ensure best practice.
To broaden my horizons in 2001, I left elderly care to become the Occupational Psychiatric Nurse for the West Midlands Police which at the time was a unique position, carrying out assessments and implementing treatment plans for serving police officers and police staff suffering from stress related illnesses. I later became self-employed and worked with Gloucestershire Police and Staffordshire Police services, carrying out the same role. In 2007 my husband and I retired to Spain, or so I thought. I missed my role, therefore between 2011 – 2015 I started working again as a Live-In carer in the UK, using my experience as a mental health nurse, commuting from Spain to the UK. Due to close personal family losses, I felt I needed a break. Now, having decided to return to this worthy profession, I joined the Angels team a short while ago, with my life/professional experiences there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a person live as independently as possible, and being part of that process.