We are delighted to announce the appointment of Sue Tranka, as our new Chief Nurse. Sue joined us on 18th September to pick up the reigns of this very important leadership role from Heather.
Sue comes from Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, where, as Deputy Chief Nurse, she 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. Sue is currently completing the Athena King’s Fund programme for women in leadership roles and is keen to raise the profile and leadership capacity of women in the workplace.
Sue commented, “I am delighted to be joining Ashford and St. Peter’s 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.”