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Chief Nurse


Sue joins the Trust from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, where, as Deputy Chief Nurse, she has led a portfolio covering workforce (safe staffing) and education, healthcare governance, quality improvement and non-medical productivity. She is a Registered Nurse, Midwife, Mental Health Nurse and District Nurse of over 25 years’ experience and her professional qualifications include an MSc in Clinical Quality Improvement.

Talking of her new appointment, Sue says: “I am delighted to be joining Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as Chief Nurse. The Trust has made great strides on its journey of improvement and I hope to play a significant role in providing great care for our patients. I was struck by the passion, commitment and professionalism of the staff I have met at the Trust and I will continue to work with colleagues to harness the talent and dedication in ensuring we nurture a learning culture where development, well-being and engagement of staff is key to releasing benefits for patients.”

Chief Executive, Suzanne Rankin adds: “We are extremely pleased to be welcoming Sue in her new role as Chief Nurse. Sue will join us on 18th September and pick up the reins of this very important leadership role at the Trust.”

Sue Tranka