Irena Wood

iqa healthcare specialist

A qualified assessor and an internal verifier- Irena has worked within the healthcare sector for 25+ years in various roles. She started her journey as an healthcare assistant in the community for adults where she developed a wide range of skills and knowledge in procedures including stoma care, peg feeding, catheterisation, phlebotomy and tissue viability. She progressed onto end of life care and became a senior care worker supporting a team of carers.

As her career progressed, she completed level 5 leadership and management in health and social care and became a registered manager with the CQC for a domiciliary care provider. The role as care manager helped her to familiarise with compliance and funding requirements at the local authorities. Irena also managed a 90 bed nursing home which included residential and dementia units.

Irena supports Healthcare tutors at Pier to ensure we continue to deliver quality training to the clients, as a mentor and a coach her contribution is valuable to the business.

In her spare time she enjoys travelling and socialising with family and friends.