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WWL appoints Director of Operations and Performance

Newsdate: 24 March 2016Mary Fleming

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) is delighted to announce that we have appointed Mary Fleming as Director of Operations and Performance  

Mary joined the Trust in January 2008 as Divisional Manager for Surgical Specialties. She acted up as Acting Director of Operations and Performance for eight months, before being appointed as Director of Operations and Performance in on Tuesday 15 March 2016.

Mary has a strong patient focused operational background with extensive experience in leading service improvement and innovation across a variety of clinical disciplines, including Medicine, Surgery and Diagnostic Specialties. Mary worked in the Private sector before moving into healthcare and has worked in acute provider organisations across Greater Manchester and Yorkshire. 

Mary studied Social History and Sociology and has a PGC in Managing Health and Social Care. Mary was incredibly proud to be nominated by the Trust, and listed as a finalist by the North West Leadership Academy, in the category of NHS Emerging Leader of Year 2014 and was awarded the NHS Leadership Academy in Executive Healthcare Leadership in March 2015.

Mary is responsible for performance and the delivery of clinical services at the Trust.

Andrew Foster, Chief Executive says: “It is with great pleasure to announce that Mary has been successful in securing the Director of Operations and Performance permanently.  Mary has a track record of delivery within WWL, with a strong focus on staff and clinical engagement.” 

Mary says: “It is an honour and a privilege to have been appointed to the Director of Operations & Performance in such a high performing organisation renowned for patient safety delivered through fantastic partnership and staff engagement.  I have always considered myself a champion of the patient; making sure they are at the very heart of operations and performance.  I am delighted to have been given this opportunity and am really looking forward to continue working with the WWL team.”