Kathryn Hardy

I have had a long and happy career working within the NHS. I became a Registered General Nurse back in 1987 then I became a Registered Midwife in 1991. My Midwifery career has provided me with many opportunities and I have been able to undertake a number of differing roles. I have worked in both hospital and community midwifery settings and I have many years experience delivering women at home, in water and to empower women to have the birth of their choice. I am privileged to have had a breadth of experience within the health service such as Quality and Governance lead, Modern Matron and my current role across the North East as Local Maternity System Programme Lead. Although my current role is no longer patient facing,  due to the experience I have gained I feel well placed to lead on new initiatives to ensure the families across the North East receive maternity care which is safe, of the highest quality and most importantly family focused. I work with some incredible people who are passionate about improving the health of women and babies across the region it’s a pleasure to come to work.