IT’S all change at the Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust.
Medical director Dr Yvette Oade is moving on after 18 years and will be replaced by Consultant orthopaedic surgeon David Wise.
Dr Oade will become Executive Medical Director at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals.
A consultant paediatrician, she joined the Trust from the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and has seen paediatrics move three times over the years.
She has also helped the diabetes clinic grow, from treating 20 patients when she started to 80, and it is renowned as having the best outcomes ni Yorkshire and the Humber.
“I’m leaving for the right reasons. After 18 years I feel like I need a new challenge and I feel like I’m leaving a really excellent team both in paediatrics, diabetes and the trust,” she said.
She said it is the team she will miss.
“It’s just a fantastic team and great people and a happy atmosphere”.
“I feel very proud that the children in Calderdale with diabetes have some of the best care and outcomes in the region.”
“Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust will always be my Trust and if any care is needed this is where I will come to. I take with me a lot of very fond memories.”
Mr Wise is a former pupil of Huddersfield New College
He attended Leicester Medical School after leaving New College and started at the Trust in 1994 as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. His became divisional director in 2001 and associate medical director in 2004.
He will continue as a surgeon alongside his new role. His specialty is shoulder surgery.
“I look forward to taking on this challenging role. As a Trust we continue to strive to deliver high quality care to local residents. Our local population continues to age and grow and expectations continue to rise with increased life expectancy and technological developments. As a Trust we will work with our patients, Membership council and primary care colleagues to develop the best possible services.”