Leeds Teaching Hospitals appoints CCIO

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Sarah Hanbridge as chief clinical information officer for nursing and AHPs.

Sarah is set to start at the trust next week, having joined from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust. Championing digital at a regional and national level, she has recently worked as regional chief nursing information officer for NHS England & NHS Improvement, and helped raised the profile of digital nursing and midwives across the country.

Commenting on her appointment, Sarah said: “I’m delighted to be joining the Leeds Teaching Hospitals team. It’s a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference as part of a well-established, highly respected digital team with many exciting and ambitious plans for the future.

“The trust has a fantastic reputation, with a real ‘can do’ culture and emphasis on quality improvement, and I’m really looking forward to meeting more of my new colleagues to understand the opportunities and challenges ahead.”

Paul Jones, Chief Digital Information Officer, added: “We’re absolutely delighted Sarah is joining our leadership team at such an exciting time in our digital journey. She has some fantastic regional and national experience, with a strong network of contacts, all of which will be invaluable in our work to ensure digital solutions improve the day-to-day experience of our patients and staff, and support the delivery of world class healthcare and research.”

In recent news at Leeds Teaching Hospitals, the trust has shared a video providing a virtual overview of the two new state-of-the-art hospitals it is developing. The trust is building two hospitals, one for adults and one for children, with plans to also build the largest single site maternity centre.

The trust highlighted technology is to support patients at every stage of their journey, stating “that advances in technology will play a key role over the next 20-30 years and its designers have considered the relationship between design and digital as we move towards our digital hospitals of the future.” Explore the virtual overview here.