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QEH appoints permanent Director of Patient Safety

Lynn's Queen Elizabeth Hospital has appointed Louise Notley as its permanent director of patient safety.

She has been acting director of this role since March and takes up her permanent position from May.

Louise joined QEH in July, 2018 as associate director of quality improvement and has successfully led on the improvements that were necessary following the Trust’s 2018 CQC inspection. She has led the development of the Trust’s integrated quality improvement plan and its evolution between 2018-2021, and the day-to-day relationship with the CQC.

Louise Notley, QEH director of patient safety (46380672)
Louise Notley, QEH director of patient safety (46380672)

Louise brings over 30 years’ experience in nursing and leadership to QEH, and was previously divisional director and associate director at the East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust in Colchester, and qualified as a registered general nurse in 1991.

Caroline Shaw CBE, chief executive at QEH, said: “Louise is a valued member of Team QEH and embodies the Trust’s values to listen, to act and to care. Louise’s appointment will be a real focus on ensuring our patients and their families consistently receive the best possible care.”

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