New Chief Nurse appointed at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

    Rabina Tindale appointed as new Executive Director of Nursing & Quality Assurance (Chief Nurse).

    rabinaRabina is currently the Executive Chief Nurse and DIPC for Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust and there has responsibility for strategic leadership of the nursing, midwifery and allied health professional workforce, with Executive Director responsibility for quality and safety, adult and child safeguarding and Infection prevention and control. Prior to this, Rabina has held senior nursing roles in London and Essex.

    Over the years Rabina has been active with the Royal College of Nursing’s professional forum committees, having served on the RCN emergency care association forum steering committee as both a member and subsequent chair. She is currently a member of the RCN nurses in management and leadership forum committee and holds the role of vice chair and is due to take over as chair towards the end of the year.

    Rabina undertook her nursing training locally, just up the road at Harrogate School of Nursing, and she began her career in emergency nursing here at St James’s Hospital.

    Rabina said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed as Chief Nurse of LTHT. It is wonderful to be returning to the organisation, which has a brilliant reputation for providing excellent care, delivered by dedicated, passionate and values driven staff, living and breathing The Leeds Way. I am so excited and can’t wait to start working with the teams to continue the journey to excellence.”

    Prof Phil Wood, Chief Executive at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “I’m so pleased that Rabina will be joining us at such an important time here at the Trust, and I’m really looking forward to working with her. She brings with her a wealth of experience and some brilliant ideas and insights. She will make a great addition to the Trust Board and our nursing and midwifery team and will play a pivotal role as we continue our journey to be the best for patient safety and quality, as well as the best place to work.

    “Our exciting plans at the Trust include continuing to build on our brilliant nurse recruitment and retention schemes, a new adult, children’s and maternity hospital and a number of ways in which we support mums-to-be and new mums in our CQC ‘Good’ rated maternity service.”

    “I’d also like to say thank you to Helen Christodoulides for taking on the interim Chief Nurse position until we made a substantive appointment. I very much appreciate her doing so, and she had made an invaluable contribution in the role.”

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