Chief role for nurse Mandie
5:41pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
MANDIE Sunderland is returning to familiar ground after being appointed chief nurse for the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.
Her new post with the trust, whose hospitals include Fairfield General, comes after she had held the position of chief nurse at Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust.
Following her initial training, Mandie spent several years during her early career until December, 1997, working at Birch Hill Hospital in Rochdale.
She has since worked in chief nurse posts in Lancashire and the Midlands and at the NHS Executive in London.
She said: “I am absolutely delighted to be returning to this part of the North West.
“I am a strong believer in the old fashioned standards that patients expect to see from nursing care and I am looking forward to spending time on the wards, with clinical staff and with patients, to make sure that high standards are delivered.
“I know that there are many fantastic nurses working within Pennine Acute and I am committed to working with them to raise even higher the standard of care they provide.”
John Saxby, chief executive at the Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, asaid: “This is a challenging and exciting time for the nursing profession. We have made an excellent appointment. Mandie brings a wealth of experience to the Trust board and executive team.
“I particularly welcome the fact that Mandie has asked to be known as chief nurse rather than director of nursing. I am sure this will also resonate positively with our patients, nursing and midwifery and other clinical staff.”
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