Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Lincolnshire hospital trust appoints new chief nurse

  • Comment

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Tara Filby as its new chief nurse.

Ms Filby, who has worked at the trust for 28 years, had been acting up to the role after the previous chief nurse, Karen Dunderdale, stepped up to become deputy chief executive.

Ms Filby said she developed a passion for nursing after doing work experience on a ward at Scunthorpe hospital, which involved giving fresh oranges to patients.

“I want to inspire other people to deliver excellent care and to become the nurse leaders of the future”

Tara Filby

She subsequently joined Scunthorpe and Goole hospital school of nursing in 1987 and qualified in 1990, before rising to the level of ward sister.

In 2003 she was asked to open and run a new surgical treatment centre, as well as later opening an ophthalmic suite and managing the surgical wards at Goole hospital.

She left Goole in 2011 and became assistant director of nursing at Grimsby hospital before being promoted to deputy chief nurse.

She said: “I feel very privileged to be a nurse and that this trust has supported me. I never imagined when I qualified in 1990 that I would be sitting here as chief nurse.

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust

Tara Filby

“I want to inspire other people to deliver excellent care and to become the nurse leaders of the future,” she said.

Ms Filby added: “My main priority has and always will be the quality of care we provide for our patients. We must ensure we wrap our services around the needs of the patients as they need to be at the heart of everything we do.

“Key to all of this is equipping our frontline staff with the right skills and expertise to be able to deliver first class care,” she said.

  • Comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.