Who we are

HomeLink Healthcare was founded by a group of experienced healthcare managers and clinicians
Meet Our Team

Jill Ireland

CEO and Clinical Director

Jill has extensive leadership experience in both hospital and community care. She has held a range of senior positions within NHS, Independent and Third Sector organisations, working successfully at both operational and strategic levels, focused on developing new ways of working and leading large multidisciplinary teams, improving patient care, outcomes, quality, safety and experience. Her previous roles have included: Chief Nurse and Director of Nursing with national remits; at regional level Deputy Director / Programme Lead for Earlier Diagnosis and as a Specialist Commissioner; and as the Cancer Clinical Lead / Consultant Nurse for an NHS Trust.

Jane Tobin

Head of Clinical Development

Jane has a nursing background, primarily in the community setting, with extensive experience in service improvement, service integration, workforce redesign and clinical governance.
Jane has worked in senior management positions, in operational roles as well as at strategic levels, in the NHS and independent sector, leading on and participating in a wide range of healthcare programmes at national, regional and local levels.

Andy Collett

Head of Business Development

Andy has gained a deep understanding of the challenges facing healthcare providers and commissioners and introduced innovative approaches to patient centered care. In particular he has explored with care providers and commissioners how new care models combined with technology can be used to enable better and more cost effective care in the most appropriate setting. Prior to joining HomeLink Healthcare Andy had senior roles at IBM, United Health and Healthcare at Home

Rajesh Rai 

Operations Director

Rajesh has extensive experience working in the health and adult social care industry. As Senior Scheduler for MediHome he made a major contribution towards demand planning and resource management.  As new contracts were awarded for NHS ‘Hospital at Home Services’ Rajesh took on responsibility for operational leadership.

Caroline Hunt 

Clinical Development Facilitator

Caroline is a widely experienced registered general nurse having worked in community settings offering recovery at home care to private and NHS patients in their own homes. Caroline is an expert in the delivery of IV therapy, cannulation, phlebotomy and complex wound care.

Jonathan Lim 

Project Manager

Jonathan registered as a pharmacist in the summer of 2015 and subsequently operated in both hospital and community settings. For the past year he has worked for HomeLink Healthcare to set up the NNUH at Home service from initial conception, to operational organisation of the service on a day to day basis. Jonathan is enthused by the opportunity a blank canvas offers a new service and enjoys the challenge that developing one provides.

April Thompson 

Head of Therapies

April is a physiotherapist by professional background with experience working as a Head of Therapies / senior manager within both the acute and community setting. April has a varied clinical background with experience working within acute respiratory, orthopaedics, neurology and elderly care. April has worked on a number of research topics supporting research into COPD, NIV and post ITU acquired weakness.

April is passionate about improving services for patients and supporting them to maintain and increase their independence using an enablement approach.

Simon Walters 

Chief Financial Officer

Simon is a chartered accountant and has held CFO roles for 30 years. He worked in corporate finance after qualifying and was then Finance Director at various property groups, before taking FD positions at several Stock Exchange-listed companies. He also held non-executive directorships at various quoted and unquoted companies, as well as leading the seed investment rounds in businesses including Ellern Mede, a care home for children with eating disorders. The latter role led Simon to help build up Ellern Mede’s parent company Forest Healthcare, of which he became chairman. From a small group of care homes in north London, Forest expanded with the acquisition of residential and nursing homes throughout the south-east of England. Simon took Forest through a £127m refinancing and subsequent sale. Other care sector experience includes FD assistance at Bondcare, a predominantly south-east based care home group for whom Simon assisted with the acquisition of a large group of care homes across the north of England.

Simon joined Homelink Healthcare in August 2020 and was appointed to the board in March 2021.