The Royal Berkshire Hospital has announced its new chief nursing officer following the retirement of Caroline Ainslie.
Eamonn Sullivan will take on the post, moving on from his role as chief nurse at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. Last year he took on two key secondments related to the Covid-19 pandemic: director of nursing at the NHS Nightingale London, built to provide extra beds to help the NHS cope, and chief nurse (testing) at NHS Test and Trace. He has also served as a nursing officer in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust chief executive Steve McManus said: “Firstly I’d like to pay tribute to the fantastic work Caroline Ainslie has done with the Trust over the last nine years. She’ll be a very hard act to follow but I know the extensive experience, expertise and knowledge Eamonn brings to the role will be invaluable to us as we continue and develop the work being done here. He joins us at a critical time and he’ll play a key role in helping us shape the future direction of our work to make sure we are providing our patients and staff with the very best modern, cutting edge facilities and services.”
Eamonn said: “I’m looking forward to working with the Trust teams to further enhance and expand the healthcare services being provided for the local community.”
His role will include executive oversight of quality of services and patient complaints.