In 2010 Liz Pryor’s mother, Anne Robson, died within a few hours of being discharged from hospital. The family were unaware that she was nearing the end of her life. This sad event was the springboard for Liz to try to help to improve end of life care, and care for the elderly, in NHS Hospitals.
Between 2010 and 2015 she worked with, and for, a number of organisations, including the Patients Association and the charity Kissing it Better, which included managing projects in a number of hospitals in the South East & London.
In 2015 Liz was appointed as Patient Experience Project Manager at East & North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, where she joined forces with two palliative care nurses to set up a team of ‘Butterfly Volunteers’ to visit patients nearing the end of their lives. This project went on to win the Trust’s Celebration of Excellence Patient Experience Award 2016.
Understanding the difference this simple, effective scheme made to the end of life care provision at the hospital led Liz to launch The Anne Robson Trust, in memory of her mother.
Liz is married to Henry, they have two daughters and live in rural Hertfordshire. In a previous life, Liz ran an interior design business in south west London in partnership with her sister, Catherine.