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Homerton Trust appoints chief executive with nursing background

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A nurse has been appointed chief executive of the Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and local lead for the City & Hackney Health and Care Partnership.

Louise Ashley, who will join Homerton Healthcare in the fall, first worked at the trust between 1997 and 2000 as a senior nurse for children’s services and assistant director of nursing.

“She has the enthusiasm, determination and skills to secure Homerton Healthcare”

Jean Giève

Prior to her current role, she was head nurse for six years at Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust.

Currently, Ms Ashley is the chief executive of Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust in Kent and under her leadership has improved from a Care Quality Commission rating of ‘needs improvement’ to ‘good’.

Ms Ashley, who remains a registered nurse for adults and children, said she was “delighted” to join Homerton Healthcare and take on executive leadership of the City and Hackney Health and Care Partnership.

She said: “Homerton Healthcare has an excellent reputation both within its local communities and across the NHS.

“I look forward to working with staff across the organization as well as governors, volunteers and partners to provide the best services to our patients in hospital and in the community, and also to ensure that Homerton is the best place for everyone to work. our team.

On her appointment as head of the local partnership between the city and Hackney, Ms Ashley said: “I know the different partners are already working closely together and I think we can integrate services more to improve the health of the community. population and reduce inequalities in the years to come.

Trust Chairman Sir John Gieve said: “Louise has a very strong background as a leader in acute and community healthcare.

“She has the enthusiasm, determination and skills to ensure Homerton Healthcare continues to deliver exceptional service to its communities and to help shape a more integrated health and care partnership in City and Hackney while strengthening our wider contribution in North East London.”

Zina Etheridge, chief executive of the North East London Integrated Care Board, said: “Louise will join Homerton at an important time of change as we further develop our integrated system across [North East] London.

“We look forward to working with her as we develop our local collaborations with the NHS in acute and community services.”

Ms Ashley replaces Tracey Fletcher who left the trust in March to take up a post as chief executive in East Kent.