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WWL appoints Director of Nursing

Newsdate: 31 March 2016Pauline Law

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) is delighted to announce that we have appointed Pauline Law as Director of Nursing.   

Pauline joined the trust in May 2012, on secondment as deputy director of nursing from Salford Royal NHS Trust. She was appointed to the substantive post of deputy director of nursing in May 2013. Pauline took up the post of Acting Director of Nursing at the Trust in January 2016, before being appointed as Director of Nursing in March 2016. 

Pauline has extensive nurse leadership and operational management experience and has worked in the NHS for over 30 years. She has a strong community nursing background having worked as a district nurse until 2004 prior to moving into senior operational management and nurse leadership roles. Such roles have included project management for End of Life care across Salford and Trafford and Head of Community Adult Services. She moved back into a nurse leadership role at Salford Royal in 2011 prior to secondment at WWL in 2012.

Pauline studied nursing at Trafford School of Nursing before completing a Specialist Practice Course in district nursing. Pauline completed her MBA in 2010 and has since completed the NHS Leadership Academy Senior Operational Leaders Programme and the Waiting in the Wings (for Aspiring Directors) Programme.

Pauline is the professional lead for nursing and governance across the Trust and is responsible for Infection Prevention and Control.

Andrew Foster, Chief Executive says: “It is with great pleasure to announce that Pauline has been successful in securing the Director of Nursing permanently.  Pauline has been with WWL since 2012 and is committed to continuing her professional nurse leadership and building on the improvements she has already made in the organisation.”

Pauline says: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed as Director of Nursing at WWL.  I am extremely proud of WWL and its achievements over the last few years and I look forward to continuing to be a part of a successful and thriving organisation.”