A former UK hospital Chief Operating Officer with nearly three decades' experience in the NHS has been appointed Jersey's new Director of Health and Community Services.
Caroline Landon will take up her new role in the New Year.
Ms Landon started her career in the health sector back in 1991 when she worked as a receptionist in Middlesex Hospital in London.
From there, she worked her way up, later going on to work in various health roles across London, Oxford and Gloucestershire.
Most recently, she was the Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Pictured: Ms Landon said she looked forward to rising to the challenges facing Jersey, such as the ageing population.
Following an appointment process led by the Jersey Appointments Commission, which conducted a series of face-to-face interviews and extensive assessments, Ms Landon gained unanimous approval for her New Jersey role and was announced as the new Director General of Health and Community Services by States Chief Charlie Parker this afternoon.
Ms Landon said that she looked forward to tackling the challenges lying ahead for Jersey, including the Future Hospital and the demands of an ageing population.
“Public services in Jersey are going through significant change and none more so than in Health and Community Services and the debate over the new hospital and preparing to care for an aging population. I’m excited about the challenges ahead, including improving health care delivery, putting a greater emphasis in preventative health and mental health care services and working more effectively with the range of partners in the private, voluntary and community sectors," she commented.
Minister for Health and Community Services, Deputy Richard Renouf, added: “Caroline’s proven track record as an accomplished executive within the UK health service will be a real asset to us as we implement our new model of health care for Jersey, which will be led by clinical professionals and supported by a modern, effective, efficient and restructured Health and Community Services."
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