Joy Milliken

Director Of Service Delivery


Appointment: Sept 2023

Originally from Northern Ireland, Joy trained as a Registered Nurse in Belfast in 1990 and has worked in hospital, community, hospice and private care settings in various parts of the UK and New Zealand.

Joy has a BA Hons in Management and Business Studies and a MSc in Nursing, in additional to training and qualifications from the Institute of Directors.

With a background in oncology and palliative care, her roles have included direct patient care, operational and strategic leadership across NHS, private and charitable organisations, including Clinical Director and Deputy CEO in St Margaret’s Hospice, Somerset.

Joy is driven by the ability to deliver safe and effective patient centred services through innovative approaches and a skilled, compassionate workforce. She strongly supports collaborative working to achieve the best outcomes for patients in all settings.

Joy and her husband live in Somerset and have two grown up sons. She is a lover of music, travel and books, is a keen cook and strives to walk in the beautiful South West countryside as much as possible.