THERE’S A NEW GIRL IN TOWN
Friday 28th November the Trust gave a press release giving information on the appointment of the new Chief Executive Jackie Daniel. A qualified nurse, with 27 years experience in the NHS, Jackie has recently led change programmes in Coventry and Warwickshire focused on the implementation of new service models, financial and service improvement and strengthening partnership working. She was also previously Chief Executive at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District General NHS Trust in Shropshire.
Speaking about her appointment Jackie said:
“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to take on the chief executive role at this exciting and important time in the Trust’s development. I am looking forward to carrying on working with colleagues in the Trust, partner organisations and our service users and carers to ensure that, together, we continue to modernise our services and further improve the patient experience.”
Wyn Dignan, the Trust’s Chair said:
“I am extremely pleased that Jackie has accepted the position. Jackie comes with an excellent track record. She has already demonstrated to us that she has the strategic vision, the innovation and the passion for focusing on the need to deliver excellent mental health services to the people of Manchester. I am very confident that she will prove to be a popular and successful leader.”
Caroline Marsh, Director of Adult Social Care for Manchester City Council said:
“Since Jackie has undertaken the interim role we have made excellent progress instrengthening our partnership working. Together with our partner NHS Manchester, we have already identified measures to help improve mental health services in Manchester. I wish Jackie every success in the role and look forward to further developing our partnership with the Trust.”
Laura Roberts, Chief Executive of NHS Manchester said:
“Jackie has made a valuable contribution in her short time at the Trust and we look forward to continuing to work with her to deliver significant improvements to mental health services across the city.”
Alan Hartman a spokesperson for Manchester Users Network, said, Friday, 28th November, 2008 :
“ We would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Ms Jackie Daniel on becoming the permanent Chief Executive of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust, we hope that the future is going to be bright for all who are involved in this very large Trust. Unfortunately, in the past the board of the Trust have had difficulty in working with ‘User Involvement’, whilst Ms Daniel was the interim CEO, she has worked well with Patients and has shown her commitment to ‘User Involvement’. We all wish this will continue and that Ms Denial remains in her position for a long time to come and achieve all the goals of the Boyington Report and the wishes of her Service Users.