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New interim director of nursing & midwifery appointed to North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Posted on Wednesday 24th February 2016
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NCUH NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Maurya Cushlow as interim executive director of nursing & midwifery

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Maurya Cushlow as interim executive director of nursing & midwifery. Maurya will join the Trust from 1 April 2016, replacing Gail Naylor who is leaving the Trust in order to take up a new executive director of nursing & midwifery role with Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Maurya is joining the Trust from NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group. She is a registered nurse and has worked in the NHS for over 30 years, during which she has held a variety of senior positions, contributing both locally and nationally to policy development.

Maurya said: “I am delighted to be joining the Trust and look forward to meeting the teams very soon.

“Whilst I appreciate that the Trust is facing many challenges with regards to its nursing workforce, I am also aware of how hard the nursing and midwifery teams are working and how committed they are to continually progressing. Knowing the tremendous work the staff do every day in what can be very difficult circumstances, I believe we have a real opportunity to work with the Success Regime to further improve patient care and staff experience.”

Gail Naylor is leaving the Trust at the end of March after two years in the role, during which time she has worked closely with colleagues to drive up safety standards and launch the Trust’s first ever Nursing, Midwifery and AHP Strategy.

Gail said: “I feel extremely privileged and proud to have led such dedicated teams in North Cumbria and to have been part of a team that has led to so many positive changes for our patients.

“I know the Trust still faces many challenges but I have been so impressed with the commitment and determination our staff demonstrate and I am confident that progress will continue to be made.”

“Leaving the Trust has not been an easy decision for me and I will miss many things about North Cumbria. I would like to thank our staff for their hard work and support and I look forward to getting out and about to speak to as many members of staff as I can to thank them personally before I leave.”

Stephen Eames, chief executive at the Trust, said: “I would firstly like to thank Gail for her tremendous contributions over the past two years. Under her leadership, many improvements have been implemented in nursing and midwifery and I’m sure all of her staff would agree that she will be missed very much. I wish Gail all the very best in her new role.

“I am very much looking forward to welcoming Maurya to North Cumbria. Her experience, skills and knowledge will be extremely valuable to the Trust as we continue to work with our partners in the Success Regime to ensure safe and sustainable services for the future.”