Dr Louise Soanes will be joining Teenage Cancer Trust as its Director of Services.
Louise is currently a Teenage Cancer Trust Nurse Consultant at UCLH (University College London Hospitals) NHS Foundation Trust. The news comes as the charity continues to extend its reach, with the aim of supporting every teenager and young adult with cancer.
Throughout her career, Louise has worked in a variety of clinical, academic and managerial roles. She has extensive experience in teenage and young adult cancer care and a detailed understanding of the opportunities and challenges that charities face when delivering services in partnership with the NHS.
Her appointment follows an open selection and recruitment process which included an interview with young people who have experienced cancer and received support from the charity.
Every day, seven young people in the UK aged 13-24 are diagnosed with cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust’s world-leading care and support puts young people in the best possible place, physically, mentally and emotionally, for their cancer treatment and beyond.
Commenting on Louise’s appointment, Kate Collins, Chief Executive of Teenage Cancer Trust said:
“I could not be more thrilled that we have been able to bring someone of Louise’s calibre to Teenage Cancer Trust. Her skill, enthusiasm and depth of clinical experience and leadership – as well as a long-term commitment to the vision and purpose of the charity – shone through during the selection process. I am sure she will help us go from strength to strength, ensuring we can do everything possible for young people with cancer.”
Dr Louise Soanes said:
“The opportunity to join such a dynamic and high high-calibre organisation as Teenage Cancer Trust as the new Director of Services is enormously exciting. I’m looking forward to working with the talented and committed teams in the charity and across the NHS to deliver greater impact for young people and their families as they face cancer.”
Louise will replace interim Director of Services, Tanya Curry in the Autumn.
To find out more about the work of Teenage Cancer Trust visit www.teenagecancertrust.org