The Trust is pleased to announce that Sue Jacques,
previously Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance, has been
appointed as the new Chief Executive of the
Sue has been with the Trust since it was established in
2002 and was in North Durham Trust before that. She has been Chief
Operating Officer for the last two years and Deputy Chief Executive
and has also been Director of Finance since 2002.
Sue is also President of the National Health Finance Managers
Trust Chairman, Tony Waites said of the appointment: "I am
delighted to confirm the appointment of Sue Jacques, currently
Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Finance, as the new Chief
Executive of the Trust.
"The Trust's Nominations and Remuneration Committee, which
is comprised of the Non-Executive Directors, in exercise of their
power to appoint a Chief Executive as provided by Schedule 7 of the
National Health Service Act 2006 and Paragraph 24 of the Trust's
Constitution, had chosen to appoint Sue to the post. In
accordance with statutory provisions, the appointment requires the
approval of the Trust's Governing Council.
"I am pleased to report that Sue's appointment received
unanimous support from the Governing Council and I am sure you will
all join with me in welcoming Sue to her new role. As a Trust, we
will benefit greatly from Sue's existing knowledge and wide
experience of the organisation and the continuity this will
In a message to staff, Sue Jacques said: "It is a great
honour to be your Chief Executive. Stephen Eames has left us a
great legacy. We are a top performing organisation with a strong
record of achievement.
"Each of us has had a hand in
developing services of which we, and our communities, can be proud.
I look forward to working with you all to develop and improve these
services further and to make progress against our strategic
priorities for the next three years:
"County Durham and Darlington FT is extremely well placed
to face the challenges that the next few years will pose for the
NHS - and to take advantage of the opportunities that will
"I am privileged to have worked as a director in the
organisation since its formation and am deeply committed to the
trust, its staff and partners and our patients. Many of you have
sent me messages of congratulations and I thank each and every one
of you for these.
"Over the next few weeks I intend to meet as many of you
as possible to listen to your hopes and aspirations for our
organisation and to share with you mine. Between us I believe we
can secure the brightest of futures for our trust, our staff and
Published: 9 March 2012
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community