Q&A Summary of Questions

Summary of Question & Answer session - Southampton 2022 Conference The panel comprised one Somerville Heart Foundation (SHF) Trustee, Conference speakers and staff from Southampton and Oxford Hospitals. Questions were posed anonymously…

Emma Weingart

I qualified as a nurse from Middlesex University and have worked within cardiology throughout my career, in CCU, cardiothoracic critical care, and now as an advanced nurse practitioner for adult congenital heart disease and pulmonary hypertension. I…

Leigh Nisbet

The Medical Secretary’s Tale Leigh Nisbet is a Trustee of Somerville Heart Foundation. She is a Criminal Defence Solicitor and Advocate at a long-established East London legal aid firm.  She represents some of the most vulnerable in…

Lynda Tellett

I have worked in Southampton hospitals since I started nurse training in 1978!  After qualifying I worked on medical, cardiac and thoracic wards as a staff nurse.  In 1983 I joined the Cardiac Intensive Care team caring for patients and babies…

Just Deinum

Just Deinum was born with a Tetralogy of Fallot in combination with a VSD. He is a board member advocacy of the Patient Association Congenital Heart Disorders (PAH) in the Netherlands. PAH supports children and adults with a congenital heart…

Louisa Nielsen

Louisa Nielsen (BSc, HCPC, CSP) is a Principal Cardiothoracic and Adult Congenital Heart Physiotherapist (ACHP) at University Hospital Southampton.  She has a keen interest in pre and post operative optimisation, critical care, promotion of…

Tom Pierce

Dr Tom Pierce went to the newly created Medical School in 1976, and saw first-hand cardiac surgery as a house Officer at Southampton’s Western Hospital in 1982. After his medical SHO training in Derby he moved to anaesthesia and intensive…