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patricia reid

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of Patricia Reid as its new director of nursing.

Patricia is currently chief nurse at Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and will take over from Tracey Nutter after she retires from the Trust at the end of the year.

Patricia will be responsible for the overall leadership and development of the hospital’s 1,400 nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants. Her role also includes overseeing infection control and patient advice teams, as well as working with doctors, nurses and other staff on dedicated projects and initiatives to further improve the experience patients have at Poole Hospital.

Patricia is a highly experienced nurse and senior manager with extensive NHS experience. In her current role she has been integral to the achievement of all quality and performance targets at Luton and Dunstable and the delivery of a ‘good’ rating by the Care Quality Commission. In addition to her nursing and management roles, she has a wide variety of experience both within and 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.

Commenting on her appointment, Patricia (pictured), said:

“I am really looking forward to working at Poole Hospital. This is a particularly exciting time to work with the nursing and midwifery teams to continue the excellent work that is delivered every day and to be at the forefront of influencing and shaping the services for the future.”

Debbie Fleming, chief executive said: “We are delighted that Patricia will be joining us early in the new year - I know that her extensive skills and experience will play a key role in shaping the future of the hospital and the care that we provide to our patients on a day to day basis.”

Debbie added: “We are pleased that a very capable director of nursing will be joining us at a time when the Trust will be working to maintain its focus on the delivery of safe, high quality patient care, whilst at the same time, reconfiguring services in line with the Dorset Clinical Services Review. We’re confident that Patricia will build on all the excellent work that Tracey has carried out over the past few years, in strengthening our governance arrangements and encouraging a greater focus on safety across the organisation.”

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