Sarah Hayes, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Sarah Hayes
Chief nursing & midwifery officer
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Sarah is currently the CNMO at East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust, she joined in September 2023. Prior to joining the Trust, Sarah had been Chief Nurse at North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust since December 2019. In that time, she worked with colleagues to implement initiatives to improve patient care and experience in her Trust and wider health system and championed and strengthened nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals and leadership. Sarah was awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse in 2019 for her commitment to patient care and nursing practice. Previously Sarah was deputy chief nurse at Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. She has more than 18 years’ senior management and leadership experience in the NHS and has worked across both hospital and community settings.