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Suzanne Rankin has been appointed as the Trust’s new Chief Executive.

Suzanne spent her early nursing career in the Royal Navy, becoming the first Queen Alexandra's Royal Naval Nursing Officer to be selected for the Advanced Command & Staff Course in 2005. In 2006 she became Deputy to the Defence Nursing Advisor where she developed the defence nursing services strategy. In 2008, Suzanne left the Royal Navy and joined NHS South Central SHA as Deputy Chief Nurse before being appointed as Chief Nurse at Ashford and St Peter’s in 2010.

Suzanne says: “I feel privileged to have been appointed to lead Ashford and St Peter’s and am really looking forward to the challenge. Having worked here as Chief Nurse for the past three and a half years I feel passionate about the Trust and the great things our staff do for patients every day.

And as a nurse I intend to keep up to date with my clinical registration and will continue to undertake clinical duties on our wards, leading the Trust to do the very best we can on behalf of our patients.”

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