Lancashire Care Foundation Trust has appointed a new director of nursing, quality and governance.
Dee Roach, who previously worked at the trust as deputy director of nursing, will take over from acting director Colin Dugdale.
Ms Roach is a nurse by background and has returned to the trust from Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust, where she was director of quality, improvement and patient experience.
Lancashire Care provides health services for a population of around 1.5m people across the whole county, and specialises in inpatient and community mental health services.
Ms Roach said: “It feels great to be back at Lancashire Care and I’m really looking forward to the challenges ahead. I’m hoping to meet with staff from our services first of all so we can work closely together to really build on the great work the trust is doing to improve patient care.”
Heather Tierney-Moore, chief executive at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, added: “We are delighted to welcome Dee back to the trust and look forward to her contributing to the work the trust is doing to improve the quality of the health and wellbeing services that we provide.
“Dee brings with her a wealth of experience in leading and developing nursing services and brings a range of skills to the board which will help us to continue to strive for improvement and excellence.”
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