Sophie Andrews OBE
Noah's Ark Children's Hospice
Under Sophie’s leadership the experience and aspirations of children and families has remained central. Sophie has promoted a truly holistic approach to care, with equal focus on clinical and non-clinical support resulting in the widest breadth of care of any children’s hospice. The charity’s latest CQC inspection took place recently, achieving an Outstanding rating. Sophie’s commitment to quality and her exacting professional standards contributed significantly to this accolade. For those who know Sophie, her tenacity and bravery is no surprise. As former National Chair of Samaritans, 28 years as a Listening Volunteer, and co-founder of The Silver Line Helpline, Sophie knows the importance of human connection. Motivated by what is right, Sophie has won the hearts and minds of Trustees, staff and families, all of whom believe her wholly worthy of this award.