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The future of care is top of the agenda at the next Governors Council at the James Paget University Hospital this Friday 11 May.
A presentation will be given on the future direction of the Trust, focusing on achieving compliance with the CQC standards, improving patient flow and A&E performance and working with our regulator Monitor to provide the highest standard of care for our patients.
The Governors of the James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have appointed David Wright as Chairman for a three year term of office.
The appointment was approved by the Governors Council on Monday 23 April. Mr Wright succeeds Interim Chair, Peter Franzen and will join the hospital on 1 June.
Hospital mortality rates published today by the NHS Information Centre show the James Paget University Hospital achieved the 11th lowest death rate out of 147 hospitals nationally and the second lowest in the region.
Publication of the Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), the new indicator which uses a standard methodology for reporting mortality at hospital level across the NHS in England, covers the year from October 2010 to September 2011.
The James Paget University Hospitals has appointed Tina Cookson as Interim Director of Nursing.
Tina has over 30 years nursing experience and has been in Executive Director roles since 2003, including Nursing and Allied Health Professional leadership, Community Services, Primary Care , PCT commissioning and Deputy CEO and Acute Chief Operating Officer.
The new Chief Executive of the James Paget University Hospitals has vowed to drive forward the necessary improvements to deliver the standard of care that local patients deserve.
David Hill joined the Trust a week ago. Mr Hill said: “The challenges raised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are my top priority. We welcome the fact that the CQC are driving up standards of bedside care across the country including this hospital.