Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s well-respected nursing director and deputy chief executive has also taken on the role of chief nurse at a nearby struggling trust, as part of a new executive team to help tackle a series of problems putting patient safety at risk.
Elaine Inglesby-Burke had been providing support informally to Pennine Acute Hospitals Trust in recent months, after Salford Royal FT’s chief executive Sir David Dalton was brought in to run the organisation from April.
But in a statement provided by the trust today, it was confirmed that Ms Inglesby-Burke was officially appointed chief nurse at Pennine on 1 August. It added that she will also continue in her roles at Salford Royal FT.
Sir David was appointed following an inspection of Pennine by the Care Quality Commission in March. Today’s CQC report from the inspection reveals the trust has been rated as “inadequate”.
Other members of the new executive team include medical director Matthew Makin, who joined from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in March, and Salford Royal FT chair Jim Potter, who joined as chair in April.
Salford Royal FT is often highlighted for good practice and performance and its most recent inspection by the CQC rated it as “outstanding” overall.
Ms Inglesby-Burke joined the trust in 2004 and has been deputy chief executive since 2014.
At Pennine, she replaces Gill Harris who left earlier this year to become executive director of nursing and midwifery at Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board.