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New Chief Exec for James Paget Trust

PUBLISHED: 10:43 31 March 2010 | UPDATED: 17:15 30 June 2010

A FORMER dental surgeon has been appointed Chief Executive of James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Wendy Slaney has held a number of clinical and management posts in the NHS and has been interim Chief Executive on two occasions - most recently for the past year - and is well known to many patients and staff, having worked here for a number of years.

A FORMER dental surgeon has been appointed Chief Executive of James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Wendy Slaney has held a number of clinical and management posts in the NHS and has been interim Chief Executive on two occasions - most recently for the past year - and is well known to many patients and staff, having worked here for a number of years.

John Hemming, Chairman at the Trust, said: “Wendy has a clear sense of direction and a passion for delivering good patient services and she has been at the centre of innovation and change throughout her career. She has extensive knowledge of the Trust - both from a frontline and a boardroom perspective.

“Her appointment will provide continuity and build on the excellent work under way in key priority areas including patient safety and patient experience.”

Wendy said: “I am looking forward to continuing the work with staff, stakeholders and local people to ensure that the best possible standard of healthcare is available locally. The commitment and contribution of all staff here is immense and it's my role to support staff in the delivery of patient care so that local people can be justifiably proud of their hospital and other services provided by the Trust.

“I am also keen that the Trust plays its part in the delivery of excellent education, training and research in the field of healthcare.”

Wendy has held a number of roles during her time at the Trust, including Medical Director and Clinical Director for Community Dental Services.

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