Heidi Hawkins is Bluebell Wood’s CEO and joined the team in March 2023.

 “The most significant and best part of my role is people,” Heidi said.

“Building relationships with the team of colleagues and volunteers I work with each day and being a proud ambassador for Bluebell Wood inside and outside of the hospice. No two days are the same as a charity CEO, but that is part of why it’s such a fulfilling and interesting role.”

Having previously worked at Bluebell Wood, Heidi has returned to the hospice after more than a decade.

“I have followed the hospice’s progress all these years,” she said.

“I wanted to work at Bluebell Wood because I know that every minute I spend in my job contributes to a service which provides care, support, comfort, safety, reassurance and helps families to create very special memories.

“I am struck by the positivity and passion of everyone I’ve met so far. We are on a clear pathway to develop a nurse-led service. Everyone is excited and there is real determination in the air which is infectious.”

In her spare time, Heidi and her husband pamper their much loved pooch Milly the Jack Russell, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, curled up reading a book and travelling to warm and sunny locations.