Alex Berry has been appointed as the Director of Transformation at NNUH after a nationwide recruitment search.

As Director of Transformation, a new post at the Trust, Alex is the executive lead at Board level responsible for driving forward the transformation agenda in support of the Trust’s strategic and business goals.

Alex joined NNUH from Kingston Hospital where she was Director of Strategy and Transformation and has more than 30 years NHS experience in hospitals, clinical commissioning groups and integrated care systems, leading and delivering significant change and improvement programmes.

Sam Higginson, chief executive said: “Alex’s knowledge and range of experience in delivering change and transformation programmes will be of huge benefit to us, strengthens our expertise in this area and is what we need to make a systematic improvement in how we deliver care, how we work and to help us deliver our financial strategy.  Alex’s role has oversight of transformation giving us the opportunity to drive transformation programmes forward in a co-ordinated and cohesive way to make long-term, sustainable improvement through innovation.”

Tom Spink, interim chairman said: “I’m delighted that Alex has joined Team NNUH.  Alex’s expertise in this role will make a big difference to us and help us to make a step change in ​delivering transformation and innovation within the Trust and with our system partners.”

Alex said: “It was a great opportunity to join the Trust and I look forward to working with teams and building on the great work that is already under way.  A lot of the changes we need to make we’ll be working on together with system partners, such as how we improve pathways for our patients, how we reduce the numbers of patients without a criteria to reside and how we better serve our growing, older population.”

Together with teams and health and care system partners, Alex will be looking at a variety of programmes including productivity and qualitative improvements in Length of Stay, Theatre Productivity, Outpatient Redesign, and Digital and Business Process Improvements.