Heather Mcnair has been appointed chief nurse at Barnsley Hospital Foundation Trust.
She joins from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust where she was deputy director of nursing.
Ms Mcnair, 47, who is also a qualified midwife, said in a statement: “I’m very excited to be part of the team at Barnsley Hospital. It’s a real opportunity to help make a difference in what are challenging times for everyone in the NHS.”
FT chief executive Paul O’Connor said: “I’m delighted to welcome Heather on board. Her credentials are second to none and I’m sure she will make a significant contribution to nurse leadership and management here at Barnsley.”
Ms Mcnair said: first worked as a midwife in Leeds, before becoming head of midwifery at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary in 1998 and deputy director of nursing in 2001 – a post she held for 10 years.
Ms Mcnair succeeds Juliette Greenwood who is now the chief nurse at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
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