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Right Arrow Trustís new Director of Nursing begins first day signing up to #hellomynameis campaign
05 February 2015 at 10:40
Trust’s new Director of Nursing begins first day signing up to #hellomynameis campaignSouthport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust welcomes new Director of Nursing, Simon Featherstone, as he launches campaign to encourage staff to introduce themselves to patients.

Simon joins the Trust from Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust where he was Deputy Director of Nursing. Simon trained at Charing Cross School of Nursing, London, where he qualified in 1991. He spent his first year after qualifying at Charing Cross before moving to Guy’s Hospital, London to take up a post in intensive care.

Simon spent the next 16 years Guy’s (which then became Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital) culminating in him becoming the Lead Nurse for Critical Care then the Head of Nursing for Surgery. In 2008, he took up the post of Head of Nursing Development and Quality at Lewisham Hospital before joining Salford Royal in 2009.

Simon said: “I am thrilled to be joining the team here and I’m especially pleased to be launching the #hellomynameis campaign. This campaign encourages health professionals to introduce themselves to patients before examining them discussing their treatment with them.

“I hope my new colleagues will follow my example and say hello to patients before treating them, it only takes a moment and adds an extra caring touch.”

Issued by Kimberley Rushton, Senior Communications and Marketing Officer
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 705061
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

1. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across Sefton and West Lancashire. The Trust has a budget of £186m and employs 3,600 staff. In 2013/14, we saw 248,102 outpatients; treated 61,096 inpatients; made 305,750 community care contacts outside hospital; supported the birth of 2,766 babies; and attended to 95,146 urgent care cases.