Tameside Hospital has appointed a new Director of Nursing.
John Goodenough, who is currently Deputy Director of Nursing at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, will take up his position in the summer.
It follows Philip Dylak’s decision to take up a research and development post with Manchester University and NHS development organisation AQuA in the summer.
John has over 20 years of nursing experience, and was responsible for spearheading East Lancashire Hospitals’ successful entry in the 2011 national “Measurement for Improvement” awards.
Tameside Hospital Chief Executive Christine Green, said: “John is passionate about nursing and nursing care and will bring a fresh approach and new ideas to the hospital.”
Paul Connellan, Chair of Tameside Hospital said: “John will take up the post at an important point, as the hospital launches its new plans for dementia care, part of its continuing drive for improvement.”
Mr Goodenough said: “I am very much looking forward to taking up this new role at Tameside and helping to ensure the hospital provides the very best quality of care to the people of Tameside and Glossop.”
John replaces Philip Dylak who is leaving the Trust after 12 years.
Mr Connellan added: “Philip has made a valuable contribution to nursing at Tameside Hospital and will be missed by his colleagues here.”