NNUH appoints new Chief Nurse
After a nationwide recruitment search, Professor Nancy Fontaine has been appointed as Chief Nurse at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Nancy is currently Chief Nurse and Deputy Chief Executive at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust in Harlow, and has been in this role since 2012. Nancy was appointed as one of the country’s first Consultant Nurses in Emergency Medicine in 1999 and was latterly Chief Nurse at Whipps Cross Hospital at the time of the creation of Barts Health NHS Trust, before her move to Harlow.
Mark Davies, Chief Executive at NNUH said: “Nancy is an experienced and inspirational clinical leader who will help us drive ongoing improvements in the quality and safety of care for our patients, and support involvement, development and well-being for colleagues across NNUH. Nancy brings with her significant experience in her professional field from London and other parts of the country and it will be a real pleasure to welcome her to the hospital and of course to the county of Norfolk.”
Professor Nancy Fontaine said: “I am thoroughly delighted and proud to be appointed as the Norfolk and
Norwich University Hospital Chief Nurse. I am looking forward to working with the nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professional teams, to develop academic and career pathways and optimise potential for research and quality improvement.”