Jan Dryden, Director of Nursing Services at RedArc, has today announced her retirement at the end of this year, and Sue Kinsella, previously a senior nurse at RedArc, is working closely with Jan to take over as Head of Nursing Services.
Jan was recruited by RedArc over 20 years ago (since its inception) as the company’s first nurse and has been latterly responsible for leading a team of 15 nurses and all clinical aspects of the business. Through RedArc, not only did she help create an entirely new type of support within the protection insurance sector and beyond, but she is highly regarded across the industry for her role in delivering the Seven Families project, in developing ‘no end date’ support and her ability to marry a culture of professionalism with an unprecedented patience and desire to care.
Prior to RedArc, Jan worked in general nursing; orthopaedic nursing; midwifery; and district nursing across Wales, Liverpool, Chester, the Cotswolds and Sussex – being nominated for the National Nurse Awards on one occasion.
Christine Husbands, managing director for RedArc says: “Jan has been a remarkable member of the team and she will be hugely missed by everyone at RedArc as well as her patients and clients. As another industry veteran and peer said ‘she has donated a huge amount of the DNA of Red Arc’ and for that we’ll be forever grateful.”
About Sue Kinsella
Sue has over 27 years’ experience working as a nurse in the public sector but she became increasingly frustrated by the time constraints imposed to deliver the care needed. Sue joined RedArc in 2008 and has supported Jan for many years.
Sue officially takes up her role as Head of Nursing Services at the end of December, following a three-month handover.
Christine Husbands continued: “There is no doubt that Jan leaves behind big boots to fill but Sue’s decade of experience with us means she is extremely well placed to deliver a highly effective and consistent service to our clients and partners. We wish Jan a happy and fulfilling retirement and look forward to seeing Sue flourish in her new role.”