Theresa Holmes

  • Theresa is married and her husband has had ME/CFS since 2005. They have 1 grown up daughter (and 4 cats!). In her spare time, she enjoys driving classic cars and meeting fellow enthusiasts. Travel is another passion, including weekends away in the UK and travelling abroad, especially to America.
  • She worked in the NHS for 43 years. Upon qualifying as an SRN, she worked on a busy surgical ward, and became a Sister and Nursing Officer in charge of two surgical units. This was followed by an exciting role as Sister in charge of the ‘Flying Squad’ in A & E and dealing with motorway accidents and other critical events.
  • She then moved to being Senior Sister in A& E, running the nursing team, dealing with life threatening illnesses, carrying out specialist procedures including suturing faces and fingers. She became a Senior Sister within the surgical sector with the additional responsibility of being in charge of the whole hospital in the evening.
  • As if those challenges weren’t enough, Theresa completed 3 nursing degrees in her 40s and 50s: District Nursing, Community Practice Teaching, and Advanced Specialist Practitioner in District Nursing. Her work as an ASPDN resulted in the Queens Nurse Award for Innovation in District Nursing!
  • After 2 years of retirement Theresa joined the ME Association as an Assistant to Vicky Smith. In this role she focuses mainly on the charity’s finances predominantly managing PayPal, and tracking payments of invoices and bills. She also helps with the post and with stock control and other general office duties.
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