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New director of nursing for Ipswich Hospital

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Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust has appointed a new director of nursing and quality.

Lynne Wigens will also be the executive lead for infection prevention and control.

She will be returning to her roots, as she trained and qualified as a nurse in Ipswich.

Since then she has spent time as a senior lecturer at University Campus Suffolk, was deputy chief nurse at West Suffolk Hospital and was most recently director of patient safety and clinical quality at NHS Suffolk.

Speaking on her appointment, Ms Wigens said: “I have worked in Suffolk in a range of roles and I am particularly looking forward my new role as director of nursing and quality at the Ipswich Hospital as I undertook my nurse training there.

“I believe that when staff are valued and supported in their work they will deliver excellent quality care for patients, and this will be a key focus for me over the coming months.”

Trust chair Ann Tate said: “Lynne will be an exceptional addition to our trust board with her proven skills, strong clinical leadership and a passionate commitment to driving up the quality of patient care.

“She will also bring with her a wide experience of delivering transformational improvements at a time when our hospital is facing up to significant changes.”

The trust’s former director of nursing, Siobhan Jordan, left in June to take up a post with the clinical commissioning group for Epping, Harlow and Uttlelsford.

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