Bridget Lees has been appointed as the new executive chief nurse at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
She is currently director of nursing, midwifery and therapies at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Foundation Trust and will begin her new role in December.
Bridget said: “I am thrilled to be joining UHMBT and look forward to working alongside teams across the hospitals and community services to continue the hard work to improve the quality and safety of patient care.
“It is incredibly important to me that we all see each other as integral parts of the same team and I look forward to meeting colleagues all to help me understand what is important to them and how we, as a leadership team, can support.
“This approach is how we will ensure we can continue to improve the care we offer to local people and the experience of our colleagues – and I am absolutely committed to playing my part.”
Aaron Cummins, chief executive of UHMBT, said: “Our teams are focused on delivering the improvements needed to ensure we continuously offer high quality and safe care to patients, and Bridget’s breadth of skills, experience and expertise will help us achieve that.”