Debs Smith

Noah's Ark Children's Hospice

Debs is so much more than a Housekeeping Manager, she’s an integral part of the fabric of Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice. Her calming, comforting presence is something everyone at Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice has come to rely on, she’s the one quietly listening to whispered wishes and making them come true. Debs role anywhere wouldn’t be easy but in a Children’s Hospice, leading a team that is responsible for the cleanliness, infection control and safety for all of the children and families we support is a huge undertaking. Debs is also on the frontline with families, some of whom are going through unimaginable stress and being there for them takes incredible emotional strength and kindness. Debs knows that the families we support don’t have an overwhelming choice of places they know their child will be safe but they know The Ark is one. She makes The Ark a safer, kinder place to be and put the experiences of the children and families we support at the heart of everything she does.