Welcome to Karen Meadowcroft, Chief Nurse

Karen MeadowcroftThis month we welcomed Karen Meadowcroft as Chief Nurse.

Karen joined the Trust at the start of the year from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, where she was Director of Nursing and Healthcare Professionals for Clinical Support Services. She will be responsible for providing professional leadership to our 3,500 nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working in both hospital and community settings. She has responsibility for the delivery of high quality and safe patient care, and ensuring our patients have the best possible experience when in our care.

Karen’s career with the NHS has spanned over 36 years. She is a registered nurse and midwife and has held a number of senior nursing, midwifery and managerial roles across Greater Manchester and the North Midlands. She has considerable experience as clinical lead of a wide range of specialities, including maternity, gynaecology, paediatrics, critical care and diagnostics.

She also has corporate experience as a Corporate Director of Nursing responsible for workforce, professional education, patient experience and research.

Karen said:

“I’m so pleased to be joining Bolton NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Nurse, and passionate about the role I can play in progressing healthcare to serve the people of Bolton and beyond.

“I am delighted to join the Trust and have been given a very warm welcome.

“This indeed a challenging time to join a new organisation, however I have nothing but respect for the staff who have been going above and beyond to offer care and compassion to our patients.

“I am so proud of what they have achieved and look forward to working with such a dedicated team in 2021.”

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