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16th February 2019

Ipswich Hospital new Chief Nurse


Ipswich Hospital has appointed Lynne Wigens as its new Director of Nursing and Quality.

Lynne will be returning to her roots when she joins the Trust as she trained and qualified as a nurse in Ipswich.

Spanning more than three decades, Lynne’s career in healthcare has encompassed a range of specialties. She spent time as a senior lecturer at University Campus Suffolk, was Deputy Chief nurse at West Suffolk Hospital and is currently Director of Patient Safety and Clinical Quality at NHS Suffolk.

Lynne said: “I have worked in Suffolk in a range of roles and I am particularly looking forward my new role as Director of Nursing and Quality at the Ipswich Hospital as I undertook my nurse training there.

“I believe that when staff are valued and supported in their work they will deliver excellent quality care for patients, and this will be a key focus for me over the coming months.”

Married, with two teenage children, Lynne is also a published author in the field of healthcare and a Visiting Senior Fellow at University Campus Suffolk.

The Chair of the Hospital Trust, Ann Tate, said: “Lynne will be an exceptional addition to our Trust Board with her proven skills, strong clinical leadership and a passionate commitment to driving up the quality of patient care.

“She will also bring with her a wide experience of delivering transformational improvements at a time when our hospital is facing up to significant changes.”

Lynne, who takes up the hospital post next month, will also be the Executive lead for Infection Prevention and Control.

The hospital’s former Director of Nursing Siobhan Jordan left the Trust last month to take a post at the Clinical Commissioning Group for Epping, Harlow and Uttlelsford.

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