An acting nursing director and former deputy has been chosen to take on the role on a permeant basis at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, it has been announced.
The Yorkshire-based trust announced today that it had appointed Moira Hardy as its new director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.
“We have some fantastic, skilled and talented teams within the trust”
She has held the role in an acting capacity since January 2017 and initially joined the trust in July 2014 as deputy director of nursing, midwifery and quality.
The trust noted that Ms Hardy had over 30 years of experience in senior nursing roles in Sheffield and Rotherham as well as Doncaster and Bassetlaw.
It also described her as a “strong advocate” for patients, who was particularly passionate about promoting positive patient experience.
During her tenure as acting director, the trust said Ms Hardy had maintained its commitment to delivering the “highest standards” of patient care, and ensuring “good progress” towards its targets.
“Moira will be an extremely talented, committed and hardworking director of nursing”
Speaking about her appointment, she said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to this role.”
She noted that she had been at the trust for three years, during which time it had made “significant strides” as an organisation and that she hoped to continue this as its permanent director of nursing.
Acing nursing director made permanent at Yorkshire trust
“We have some fantastic, skilled and talented teams within the trust and as director it’s my ambition to ensure we deliver the best quality of care for the people of Doncaster, Bassetlaw and beyond,” she said.
Trust chief executive Richard Parker said: “I believe Moira will be an extremely talented, committed and hardworking director of nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals.
“Over the past number of years, she has provided clear leadership, insight and innovation to the trust and we are very fortunate to have someone of Moira’s calibre ready to join our board of directors,” he said.
He added: “Selected from a very strong field of candidates, I am sure Moira will successfully lead our clinical teams for many years to come and I look forward to working closely with her.”
Doncaster and Bassetlaw is one of Yorkshire’s leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 420,000 across South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.
It employs over 6,000 members of staff at its three main sites – Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop and Montagu Hospital in Mexborough.