New Medical Director appointed at the Trust

Posted: January 23, 2014

Dr Guy Rooney to take on role from April

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Medical Director.

Dr Guy Rooney, will succeed current Medical Director Dr Alf Troughton at the beginning of April.

Guy has worked for the Trust since 1999 as a Consultant in Sexual Health and HIV and for the past four years has been the Associate Medical Director for Diagnostics and Outpatients. 

The role of Medical Director is a key role on the Trust Board ensuring a strong medical voice in decision making and as the professional lead for all doctors in the Trust. 

Nerissa Vaughan, Chief Executive of Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: "I'm really pleased that we've been able to recruit internally to such an important post as we'll benefit from someone who is already very familiar with us and is ambitious for how we can improve the quality of patient care.  I'm particularly looking forward to working with Guy over the next few years in delivering a new clinical strategy for the Trust."

Guy will formally take up his role on 1 April after Dr Alf Troughton's term of office comes to an end. 

Guy Rooney said: "I'm really happy and honoured to have been appointed as Medical Director.  I know a large number of people care deeply about this Trust and the work we do.  So at a time of increased pressure, I am keen to ensure that we maintain, develop and improve the quality of care we provide and to take the decisions that are in the best interest of patients and all of our staff.  I will be continuing with some of my clinical work so that I remain in close contact with patients."


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