Hilary Pillin, the programme manager who helped guide the national Hazardous Area Response Team programme rollout to fruition has left the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU), following seven years working to implement the teams across all NHS ambulance Trusts.

Her departure follows the culmination of the HART rollout which has seen over 650 staff recruited, trained and deployed in 15 teams across all NHS ambulance Trusts. Hilary also offered support and guidance during the rollout of HART capabilities in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

 Says Hilary, “The last seven of my 23 years with the NHS, working on the HART Programme and with colleagues in the NARU team, trusts and partner agencies have been a real privilege and I am proud of everything we have achieved together. I want to thank everyone who has been involved, especially those who put themselves forward for this new and challenging role.

“There is no question in my mind that the introduction of HART and all it has brought with it has been a successful step forward for the ambulance service and for patient care. I hope very much that NARU will continue to build on what has been achieved so far.”

NARU Director Keith Prior said, “I want to thank Hilary on behalf of NARU for the hard work and dedication she has provided to NARU and to the HART programme nationally. Without Hilary’s input I am sure HART would not have been the success that it has become and I firmly believe that the public today is better protected than at any time in the past, thanks in no small part to her efforts.”

Hilary will continue to work on challenging and innovative projects in other sectors using the skills, experience and contacts she has built up over her 23 years in the NHS. She can now be contacted at hilary@connectorconsulting.com




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