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Cynthia Ward

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Cynthia is the founder and CEO of True Colours Children’s Health Trust and a Nurse Specialist.  Cynthia’s vision is for all children who live with serious illness and their families to gain the support they require not only in nursing care but the psychological support that is essential regarding the impact of the illness on the individual and relationships within the family unit.

Cynthia has recently completed her doctorate – An investigation of what is important in a model of care for children with serious illness and their families.  The findings from this research will continue to influence growth and development of service provision to meet the needs of children who are medically fragile and their families. Cynthia completed her Masters in Nursing in 2006. Her research thesis was entitled ‘Children Matter: What is important to the Child who lives with a Life-threatening Illness’.