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by Kathryn Thomson

Chief Executive

Striving and achieving

Wow what a week for Liverpool Women’s Hospital.  On Tuesday evening I joined a team from our Hewitt Fertility Centre in London at the Health Service Journal’s awards evening, they were deservedly shortlisted for innovation in healthcare.  Well done you are an amazing team. 

On Wednesday I was in Manchester giving evidence to the General Medical Council on arrangements for medical education across Cheshire and Merseyside. An interesting afternoon.

On Wednesday evening 3 of our fabulous staff were nominated for awards at the NHS Leadership Academy Awards, held in Manchester.  Rachel Mavers, Community Midwifery Team Leader is always an inspiration to us, and her video testimony on the night underlined just why we value her so highly.  Dianne Brown, Head of Nursing, fittingly won the award for Inspirational Leader of the Year and Angela Douglas, Scientific Director in Genetics, was nominated for and won Mentor/Coach of the Year. I am so proud of you all.

On Thursday evening Liverpool Women’s Hospital had been nominated for ‘Best Professional Service Provider’ in the Family Go live Awards and guess what …… we won. Another proud moment for the Trust. 

A big thank you to Andrew Weeks, Professor of International Maternal Health at the University of Liverpool and Consultant Obstetrician for Liverpool Women’s, for inviting me to a series of presentations on our work in Africa supporting improvements in healthcare for women and babies. Truly inspiring work happening here, with obvious benefits to outcomes for women and babies.  

I am back to London for the weekend pursuing some interesting developments for our wonderful hospital.  Life as the CEO of Europe’s largest Women’s Hospital is never dull.

Have a good weekend.

22 November 2013