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Hospitals in Morecambe Bay to get extra support to improve services

An experienced former NHS chief executive will help University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust to improve the care it provides.

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Health sector regulator Monitor has appointed Fiona Wise, a former chief executive with over 40 years’ NHS experience, as Improvement Director at Morecambe Bay.

Monitor put the trust in special measures in June 2014 and agreed a package of new regulatory measures aimed at improving care for patients.

As part of this, Fiona Wise will be employed by and accountable to Monitor, but based at the trust in a part-time capacity. She will provide support and expertise, but also hold the trust to account.

Adam Cayley, Regional Director at Monitor, said:

This extra support will help the trust to make the improvements that are needed to ensure better care for patients in Morecambe Bay.

Fiona has a wealth of NHS experience, particularly in helping organisations to improve the way they provide services to patients. She will help the trust to build on the progress that it has already made.

We will continue to look closely at the trust’s progress and will take further action if necessary.

Fiona Wise will take up her new post on 1 October 2014.

Published 19 September 2014