New Director of Workforce and Organisational Development for integrated care trust

10 June 2016

Judy Saunders

Judy Saunders

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Judy Saunders as Director of Workforce and Organisational Development for the integrated health and social care organisation established in October 2015.

Judy has been working in various senior roles at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2012, her latest position being as Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development (since September 2014).

Previous posts included South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust (Human Resources Management and Organisational Development Director), Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust. From 2009 to 2012 Judy was Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development at Winchester and Eastleigh NHS Trust. She held Director of Human Resources and Organisational Development roles with Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust from 2008 to 2009 and with Great Western Ambulance Trust from 2000 to 2008.

Mairead McAlinden, Chief Executive of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Ensuring we can attract, recruit and retain the highest calibre of staff, that we provide the training and development they need to do their job well, and that they are valued, supported and motivated, is critical to the quality of our care and to the success of the Trust. Having Judy on board, with the experience and expertise she brings, will help us to achieve this.

“Judy is an energetic and engaging leader who believes in everyone taking responsibility for achieving excellence as a whole organisation, not just in their particular job or team. She operates with the highest level of professionalism and integrity, leads by example and has a strong track record of engaging effectively with staff and stakeholders.

“I very much look forward to welcoming Judy to the Trust in August. She will be a real asset to our executive team and all our staff.”

Speaking about her new role, Judy Saunders said: “I am delighted to be joining the team at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, especially at this exciting time when the Trust embarks on its future as an integrated care organisation. I am fully supportive of the Trust’s vision to provide seamless, integrated and holistic services to the communities it serves.”


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