County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director
Mike Wright will be joining the Trust from Hull and East
Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust where he has been Executive Chief
Nurse for the last seven years.
Mike has an impressive track record which includes periods as
Deputy and Acting Chief Executive, as well as Executive level nurse
leadership roles at a number of trusts.
He said: "I've been a nurse for 31 years now. Originally
training in Yorkshire, I then spent 16 years at St Guy's and St
Thomas' in London before moving to Bromley Trust and then returning
to Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. I wasn't looking
for a new role but I was attracted to County Durham and Darlington
because of the integrated care system being delivered.
"The Trust provides care across both acute and community
settings, which is a model I believe in, and which I knew would
stretch my experience and challenge my thinking. I was also taken
by the passion and ambition of Sue Jacques, Trust Chief Executive,
for the organisation and its future.
"I join the organisation with energy and enthusiasm and am very
excited about being part of this next stage of development for the
"I am passionate about safe, high quality patient care, that's
what gets me up in the morning, and drives me to improve. I am also
the most ardent supporter of staff when care is being delivered
well but committed to identifying where things are not going so
well and putting in place the mechanisms to make improvements."
Mike will take up the role with the Trust from 5th November
Sue Jacques, Chief Executive of the Trust said: "We felt that
Mike had the range of experience and skills to complement those
already in the Board during a period of significant change for the
NHS. We look forward to working with him."
Published: 25 October 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.'
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