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Welcome to my latest video message where this month I was pleased to catch up with Dr Paul Murray our new Chief of Patient Safety.

Importantly part of Paul's role is to look at how we learn from deaths in our hospitals following the new Learning from Deaths guidance published last year by the Department of Health and Social Care. As a learning organisation and one that is focused on safety we have implemented the new guidance - where members of the multi-professional team carry out a review of a sample of deaths using a structured judgement review - this is a key priority for us.

In the meantime, wishing you all a good weekend,

With best wishes,

Suzanne Rankin
Chief Executive



Each week Suzanne Rankin, our Chief Executive, sends a message to staff about events at the hospitals, special achievements, and plans for the future.

We shall be adding them to this section as well as including them on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

From time to time, we shall ask other members of the Trust Board and clinical team to give their perspective on the week in our hospitals.


About Suzanne

Suzanne was announced as the new Chief Executive in June 2014.

Suzanne began her nursing and management career with the Royal Navy, including deployment during the 1990 Gulf War; a spell as Senior Nursing Officer at NATO Headquarters in Lisbon; and Nursing Officer in charge of the 56-bed Trauma and Orthopaedic Unit at the former Royal Hospital Haslar in Gosport, Hampshire.

Past Messages