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Trudy Balderson

Smiling face of Trudy in the Community Services Team

Head of Community Services

Job role

Head of Community Services
The role supports the strategic development and operational
delivery of a range of Community Services, where working
closely with individuals, communities and other partner agencies is key

Secretary

Tracy Mount
t.mount@nhs.net

Area of Responsibility

Community services including District nursing in Craven
Collaborative Care Teams, Specialist nursing services ( Cardiac Rehabilitation, Heart Failure, Respiratory and Neurology) across Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven; Intermediate Care inpatient ward at Castleberg Hospital, Giggleswick; Community Services Delivery Team and site coordination at Settle Health Centre and Skipton Hospital.

Point of contact at the hospital

Email: Trudy.balderson@nhs.net
Mobile: 0791 7072 889
Office Tel: 01756 701709
Team Secretary T.mount@nhs.net

Smiling face of Trudy in the Community Services Team

Professional background

My name is Trudy Balderson and I am the Head of Community Services. I qualified as a Registered Nurse at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds in 1982, a Registered Midwife at Airedale General Hospital in 1985 and a District Nurse Specialist Practitioner in 1988 before embarking on a career as a dual role District Nurse/Midwife within the Craven Community.  I have led and managed a wide range of Community Services since 2002, and joined Airedale NHS Foundation Trust in 2011 with an MSc in Managing Health and Social services.  I am a qualified Coach, have recently completed training as a workplace mediator and am proud to have been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse