Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Foundation Trust has promoted its chief nurse to the post of deputy chief executive.
Chief nurse Karen Dunderdale, who embarked on her career in nursing at the trust, was appointed to the new full-time role after an internal recruitment process.
“My time as chief nurse has given me a wealth of experience and knowledge to fulfil this position to the best of my ability”
Previously the deputy chief executive role was part-time and undertaken by a member of the executive team on a two-year rotation.
The trust board made it a full-time post to ensure ongoing leadership, while chief executive Karen Jackson plays a key role in a major review of health and care services in Northern Lincolnshire.
“I am delighted to have secured the permanent role of deputy chief executive,” said Ms Dunderdale. “I believe my time as chief nurse has given me a wealth of experience and knowledge to fulfil this position to the best of my ability.
“I began my nurse training at the trust and have worked as a registered nurse on the wards, which gives me a clear understanding of the hard work and dedication of our frontline staff. I am passionate about striving for the best for our patients,” she said.
The trust’s deputy chief nurse, Tara Filby, has stepped up as acting chief nurse. A full recruitment process for the chief nurse position will take place.