Specialist nurses

We act as a support network for you and your families and deliver high level care on the wards, outpatient clinics and in the community. We provide guidance and information to help you make informed decisions about your care. In addition, we have the expertise in the management of ports, buttons and the care of cystic fibrosis related complications.

We continually strive for excellence and search out new methods and practices to improve our patient care. If you have any enquiries, questions or concerns please contact us. If we are unable to answer your call immediately, please leave your name and number and we will contact you as soon as possible.  

Our team


Tes Hodson, cystic fibrosis nurse and service manager

Tes (sister), a clinical nurse specialist she has been working in the service since 2003.  



Gemma Hobson, clinical nurse specialist team manager

Gemma (sister) qualified from the University of Southampton moved to the CF team from C5/IDU ward.



Alison Kilroy, clinical nurse specialist

Alison joined in 2014 and has a specialist interest in helping people with learning difficulties.



Claire Walter, clinical nurse specialist

Claire joined in the team in 2016.



Claire Dossett, clinical nurse specialist



Kate Thevanayagam

Kate joined the team in December 2016.

C5 isolation ward sisters


Annette Mason

Annette Mason is the senior sister and ward manager. She is supported on the ward by sisters Ann Patricio, Natasha Tucker and Grainne Woodward. 


  • patient support, education and advice
  • port access/midline insertion/coordinating PICC line insertion
  • coordinating admissions and discharges with the ward nursing teams
  • education and teaching

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  • attendance at all outpatient clinics
  • regular adult sweat testing clinic
  • responding to telephone calls and emails
  • coordinating annual reviews, specialist clinics including diabetes, bone, liver and gastro
  • organising outpatient investigations
  • transition

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  • this may be at home, at college or at a place of work
  • management of the home IV service
  • support home visits
  • taking blood samples

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