Tuesday, 11 July 2017

A cracking appointment

I could not be more pleased to announce Tracy Taylor as our new Chief Executive.
 Over 30 years’ experience (including 10 as a Chief Executive) and a nurse by background, Tracy is a nationally-respected leader and a superb appointment for NUH.
 Her breadth of experience speaks for itself……. spanning management, service improvement and senior nursing positions across secondary, primary and out of hospital services.

 We of course must give Peter Homa the recognition and full credit he deserves for all he has done over the last 11 years to develop NUH as a leading organisation in so many areas, not least clinical outcomes, patient safety and openness and transparency. But we now look forward and our job, under Tracy’s leadership, is to build on Peter’s inheritance and the strong foundations we have in place at our hospitals to tackle the very significant challenges ahead. This includes addressing our financial challenge and consistently delivering some of our key operational obligations, including emergency access and 62-day cancer standards.
 Tracy’s extensive experience of successfully working across organisational and system boundaries in a different part of the country equips her well to lead the next phase of our strategic partnership with our friends at Sherwood Forest Hospitals as well as NUH’s contribution to the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

 I know Tracy looks forward to joining ‘teamNUH’ and getting to know staff and external partners over the coming weeks and months. Peter and Tracy will be doing a thorough handover this Autumn ahead of Peter’s retirement. This overlap will help the transition. For now, very many congratulations to Tracy. Knowing we have made such an outstanding appointment as Peter’s successor is great news for NUH and the health and social care system in Nottinghamshire.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Celebrating 1,312 years of combined service

Today I had the privilege of attending an event to celebrate the long service of 62 of our volunteers who between them have clocked up 1,312 years of service to our hospitals over three decades.

We are so fortunate to have 1,550 volunteers, between the ages 16 up to 82, working across QMC, City Hospital and Ropewalk House in over 160 different roles, ranging from meeting and greeting to helping patients to find their way from the tram stop into our hospital.

Over the last 12 months, our volunteers have wheeled 3,919 patients to their destinations, given out 163,565 directions and escorted 13,573 patients around our hospitals. Our volunteers are greatly-valued and appreciated members of ‘teamNUH’ who each make a significant contribution to the experience of our patients. For many patients, our volunteers are the first people they will come into contact with, making their roles all the more important.

The fact that so many people give up their own time to support our hospitals is nothing short of incredible – and all the more reason to celebrate such commitment and these vital contributions.

A big thank you to the QMC and City League of Friends for making this event possible and to our volunteers for all they do to support our hospitals and local community.

A cracking appointment

I could not be more pleased to announce Tracy Taylor as our new Chief Executive.  Over 30 years’ experience (including 10 as a Chief Exec...