Ms McMahon says she is passionate about patient care and will still continue to do clinical shifts, on a monthly basis, as she has throughout her career.
Ms McMahon said: ‘This gives me the opportunity to speak to patients and give staff the chance to discuss professional issues about delivering care on the ward – lessening the gap between the ward and the board.
‘I have already been out on one shift with the infection control team, a subject I have much experience in and thoroughly enjoyed the shift. It was good to go into the ward areas and see that this is also a real priority for our staff, with some areas of excellent practice.’
Ms McMahon was most recently director of nursing and midwifery at Kettering General.