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Our Chief Executive’s Blog

Gavin Boyle Gavin Boyle is Chief Executive of University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

“Working in the NHS is a huge privilege; there are few walks of life where it is possible to make such a positive impact on people’s lives. It’s an institution I love and which I think distinguishes us as a nation and as a civilised society. I also believe that we have a responsibility to safeguard it for future generations.

My priorities are delivering the best possible patient care, enabling our people to play their part, working in partnership and being sustainable in improving the care for our community.

I hope you’ll enjoy reading my regular blog and finding out more about the work of the Trust.

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Chief Executive’s Blog

Friday 29 May 2020 - Deputy CEO's Blog

Gavin is taking a break this week so has entrusted Blog duties to me for one week only. What started as a show of appreciation 10 weeks ago, which seems a very very long time ago now, developed into a real celebration of the efforts our staff, and other key workers across the county, have made.

‘Emotional rollercoaster doesn’t do it justice'

Well, we’re really getting to grips with some of this new digital technology, with all sorts of socially distant ways of working coming to the fore. Last Friday, we did the usual brief from the Trust Board meeting but this time it was streamed live On MS Teams, Net-i and our UHDB Facebook page too! Over 150 colleagues took part and asked questions and made comments. It was a great way to get some important messages across but also to hear what people are thinking. If you didn’t get a chance to join in, you can still check it out on Net-i and our UHDB Facebook page.

Friday 15 May 2020 - CEO's Blog

Earlier this week, we had the sad news that Norman Austria, a Healthcare Assistant on Ward 405, passed away after many weeks battling COVID-19. By all accounts, he was clearly a lovely fellow and reading the tributes online from UHDB colleagues and the care homes he worked at, he was universally liked. I was fortunate to meet a number of Norman’s colleagues earlier this week and we held a minute’s silence together on Thursday

Friday 1 May 2020 - CEO's blog

Contrary to the run of good weather we’ve had over recent weeks, Tuesday was cold, wet and miserable. I’m sure sunshine would’ve been better but somehow the weather seemed to match the sombre mood that morning as we gathered to observe a minute’s silence for all of our healthcare brothers and sisters who’ve died as a result of COVID-19.

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