Doctor appointed as medical director at Barrow hospital
Last updated at 08:38, Friday, 04 October 2013
A LONG serving doctor at Furness General Hospital has been appointed as associate medical director for the Barrow hospital.
The post forms part of the new management structure across the Trust that sees clinical leaders at the forefront of managing, improving and being accountable for clinical services.
Dr O’Connell said: “I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve the hospital in this capacity, and look forward to working with colleagues and patients to provide high quality care at on this site.”
George Nasmyth, medical director at the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are delighted that we have been able to appoint a clinician as dedicated and experienced as Gill as our associate medical director for FGH.
“Last year we announced plans to put our doctors, nurses, midwives and allied health professional in charge of our clinical services. The purpose of this was to make sure that decisions about the services we offer were made as close to patients as possible, by the people who treat them every day.
“The Associate Medical Director plays a key part in this new structure and provides essential site based leadership for our medical staff.
“Gill’s knowledge of FGH and her existing relationships with staff will ensure that we can provide the right levels of support and guidance on the front line across the hospital.”
First published at 10:25, Wednesday, 02 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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You obviously don't know Gill. She is, by far, the most dedicated, knowledgeable, approachable and driven person I know and the people who know her know that she will do everything she possibly can for the PATIENTS. She is a remarkable lady and a fantastic anaesthetist and I am honoured to be one of her colleagues. Well done, Gill!
One can't complain at the state of the hospital AND complain when something is done about it. Good luck Dr O'Connell in your new role. I am sure you will make a difference.
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