Chief to help stuggling trust

Director of nursing at CHFT Helen Thomson
Director of nursing at CHFT Helen Thomson

A hospital chief will split her time between between Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust and the stuggling Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Helen Thomson, who is deputy chief executive and director of nursing for CHFT is to be seconded on a part-time basis to Mid Yorkshire Hospitals as an executive director on the trust board.

Her appointment aims to strengthen the clinical leadership at the trust, which is currently facing significant financial challenges - having to save £24m by April 2013, which will still end the year with a £26m deficit.

She said: “I’m pleased to be asked to help out Mid Yorkshire Hospitals during this challenging time.”