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Executive directors

debbie fleming Debbie Fleming, chief executive
Date of appointment: 1 April 2014

Debbie brings with her over 30 years’ experience in the NHS. She joined Poole Hospital from NHS England, where she served as area director for Wessex, and has also held a variety of other senior posts within the NHS including more than a decade in chief executive roles at Bournemouth & Poole and Hampshire primary care trusts.

Her appointment as chief executive marks a return to Poole Hospital for Debbie. She began her NHS management career at the hospital and enjoyed ten years as the trust’s general manager for medicine during the 1990s.


Jacqueline Cotgrove

Jacqueline Cotgrove, director of workforce and organisational development.

Date of appointment: 1 September 2016

Jacqueline brings with her a wealth of significant experience in both workforce and general management having worked previously within the Dorset system as an HR Director in provider and commissioning organisations, and more recently across Wessex as the Director for Assurance and Delivery with NHS England. 


Mark Mould Mark Mould, chief operating officer
Date of appointment: 7 April 2014

Mark joins us from University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust, where he has provided key operational leadership in a number of senior roles, including acting chief operating officer and deputy chief operating officer. Mark’s extensive NHS experience also includes Salford Royal Hospital NHS Trust.


Mark Orchard, director of finance
Date of appointment: 1 May 2015

Mark brings over twenty years NHS experience to Poole Hospital, including eleven at director level. Mark previously held the finance director posts at NHS Bournemouth and Poole and more latterly, at NHS England (Wessex). Mark has also held the commissioning finance director post for Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Mark was UK national president of the Healthcare Financial Management Association during 2016-17.


Patricia Reid, director of nursing

Date of appointment: 6 February 2017

Patricia ReidPatricia is a highly experienced nurse and senior manager with extensive NHS experience. She joins us from Luton and Dunstable University Hospital where she was chief nurse. She also has a wide variety of experience outside of the NHS, including serving as clinical editor of the Nursing Times and being on the board of the British Medical Journal as their first ever nurse representative.


Dr Angus Wood, medical director
Date of appointment:
1 January 2018

Dr Angus Wood Angus trained in London, graduating from Westminster Medical School in 1985. After a number of medical junior posts, he trained as a radiologist in Southampton, returning to London as a lecturer in MRI at Barts and the London Hospital. He joined Poole Hospital in 1996, where in addition to maintaining a clinical interest in cancer imaging, he has been lead clinician for PACS procurement, clinical lead in radiology and deputy medical director. Dr Wood became medical director in January 2018.


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