Ileana Welte

– Many readers will be deeply saddened to know that Ileana Welte died of a heart attack last Wednesday whilst travelling on the Tube in London.

Many will know her from her long time working in Bosch in the UK, where she was particularly associated with the NHS Direct telehealth service, and more recently her management of the UK side of Big White Wall where she was doing a brilliant job driving the uptake of digital health in the NHS to help treat people with mental health problems.

She will be very sorely missed; her untimely death has come as a huge shock to many.

We will shortly be publishing a larger article with contributions from Bosch, Big White Wall and from ex NHS Direct colleagues – other contributions will be gratefully received. We will also publish news of her funeral/memorial services when received.


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  1. Geoffrey clapp

    Incredibly smart, funny, and a hard charger that played no politics, she was a absolute pleasure to work with her at HealthHero and Bosch – what a sad day and loss for our industry and community.

  2. Karen Gilberg

    Ileana was truly one of the kindest and smartest people that I have ever known and had the pleasure to work with. She cared deeply about improving healthcare and making it accessible to all and worked diligently towards these goals. Her loss is devastating to all of us who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

  3. Ulrich Wolters

    I was privileged to work with Ileana and to spend some time with her and her family especially in the Stuttgart region. I will remember Ileana.

  4. Bill Broderick

    Ileana was not only smart and talented but also a lovely, caring person. She was wonderful to work with and was a marvelous friend. What a huge loss for us all.

  5. Eva

    Ileana was such a wonderful manager and was an inspiration to each and every one of us at Big White Wall. Her energy and passion will be truly missed.

    We have set up a memorial page for Ileana, so please do visit and leave a tribute-

  6. Jorge Moreno

    I met Ileana during my time at Bosch Healthcare. She showed me that she was a very kind person and always thinking about how to help others, rather than herself. My heart goes out to her and I pray for the peaceful rest of her soul.

  7. Bernadette Klapper

    I met Ileana during my time at Bosch Healthcare. She impressed me by welcoming people so kindly and with so much interest in the other person. I learnt so many valuable things from her. I will always keep in mind the wonderful hours we spent together while working together but also beyond work – in the US, in Germany, and in the UK!