ENGLAND’S new Chief Nursing Officer visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital this week.
Ruth May visited Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in the first week of her new role.
She spent time shadowing the Community Rapid Response Team and the Emergency Department before touring a number of wards and departments and hosting a question and answer session with Nursing, Midwifery and Care Support staff.
Speaking about the visit she said: “I want to thank Blackpool Teaching Hospitals for their warm welcome this week.
“I went out with the Rapid Response Team and spent time in the Emergency Department and saw some fantastic care and the commitment of staff.
“It was great to hear the thoughts and views of staff at the question and answer session as it is important to me that we engage the frontline community in our priorities, especially as we start to deliver the NHS Long Term Plan.
“I had a great visit and met some really inspirational staff.”
Marie Thompson, Director of Nursing and Quality at the Trust, said: “It was great to welcome Ruth to the Trust and great to see our staff talk to her so passionately about their roles and for staff to have the opportunity to discuss with Ruth first-hand about her vision for the Nursing and Midwifery professions.
“Ruth was keen to meet as many staff as possible during her visit and she wanted me to pass on her thanks for the fantastic welcome she received.”