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Our Chief Executive’s Blog

Dr Magnus Harrison is the Interim Chief Executive of University Hospitals Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Magnus Harrison

“It’s a genuine privilege to take on this role and my commitment to you is that I will give everything I have to support you.

“I live in East Staffordshire and Queen’s Hospital Burton is my local hospital, so there’s something special about living within the communities that we serve. It gives me an extra sense of pride knowing the lives you impact everyday through the care you provide directly impacts my community too.

"I'm honoured and lucky to be working with a bunch of fabulous people here at UHDB. Together with you, I want to create an environment where we do fabulous things and allow all of our people to do so.”

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Chief Executive’s Blog

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Friday 24 June 2022 - Interim CEO's Blog

I’m really pleased that we have been able to announce the new substantive Chief Nurse today. Garry Marsh has been with us a few weeks already in an interim capacity and joins us from Royal Orthopaedic Hospital in Birmingham.

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Friday 17 June 2022 - Interim CEO's Blog

So, you’ve probably seen by now that my time here is coming to an end after more than seven years at the Trust and 29 years in the wider NHS. In some ways, 29 years make me a bit of a junior.

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Friday 10 June 2022 - Interim CEO's Blog

I want to start by congratulating Dr Andrew Goddard, or Bod as he’s known to many of you. It was announced, though the Queen’s birthday honours, that he has been knighted for his services to health and social care. I’m also delighted that Maura Teager, our Lead Governor has received an MBE for her services to nursing and the community over the last 50 years.

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Wednesday 1 June 2022 - Interim CEO's Blog

This week, as a nation, we are celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with an incredible 70 years of service to the UK and the Commonwealth. Here at UHDB, colleagues have decorated wards to make this a special weekend for those patients who are staying in hospital.

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Friday 27 May 2022 - Interim CEO's blog

Firstly, can I start by saying our thoughts are with the families of those young children killed in the shooting at a primary school in Texas in America. This is heart-breaking. Since the 1990s and the terrible events in Dunblane we have not had to witness this sort of attack in the UK. I hope we never do again.

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