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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 20 May 2022 - Interim Deputy CEO's Blog

It’s me on blog duty again this week - and I want to start with an exciting piece of news. We’ve appointed Garry Marsh as Interim Executive Chief Nurse and Garry will join us on Monday next week. Garry has a wealth of nursing and operational experience having been in the NHS for over 20 years.

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Friday 13 May 2022 - Interim CEO's Blog

One of the things about the CEO blog I love so much is that we don’t duck the big subjects, and this week is no different. It’s our value of Openness that drives us to hold the conversations that we probably don’t have often enough.

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Friday 29 April 2022 - Interim CEO's Blog

I read earlier this week of the story of Deborah Lee, who is Chief Executive of Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Trust. On Friday last week Deborah said, in her words, she ‘had a bit of a “turn” - lop sided and unable to speak’.

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Friday 22 April 2022 - Interim Deputy CEO's Blog

I want to start by sharing some feedback I received this week from a patient who needed our help. She spent some time at Queen’s Hospital Burton in ED, Short Stay Unit and Ward 5. She said the team were really busy and she felt guilty for taking up so much of their time, but everyone who cared for her was kind and compassionate.

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