Our Chief Executive, Aaron Cummins, writes a regular blog that is shared with all staff and posted here for everyone to see!
In his blogs below, Aaron shares his thoughts on what is going on across our hospitals and in the community, updates on key local and national issues and how they might affect our Trust, and gives an insight into how his days and weeks look.
If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, you can get in touch with Aaron on firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also follow his regular updates on Twitter @aaroncumminsNHS - using the #NHSCEODiary hashtag.
Today marks three years since I became Chief Executive at UHMBT - that’s day 1,095 for those of you who follow me on Twitter!
I am not surprised at the way our teams have stepped up and responded to coronavirus (COVID-19); I’ve seen them do it throughout my NHS career but what is awe-inspiring is how they do it, day after day, shift after shift. It’s been nearly two months now and the public, I believe, have every right to be hugely proud of their NHS, and indeed all ‘essential’ workers.
In this month's blog I touch on LGBT History month, the winter pressures, coronavirus, the Urology Investigation, the Year of the Nurse and Midwife and our Bay Health and Care Partners Health Heroes awards.
This month, as we look forward to a new year, I wanted to take a few moments to talk about a few different issues which are looming large for us as an organisation.
There are a number of things I wanted to discuss that I feel are important as we enter the festive period, including plans for winter, and new resources we've just launched about the behaviours we all expect to see at work.
October has been a really busy month so there are a number of things I wanted to discuss. I wanted to talk about the announcement of access to investment in our buildings, our flu campaign, our public engagement activities and about the exciting move to Office 365 to really upgrade the IT we use each day.
It’s been a couple of months since I wrote to everyone, and I wanted to apologise for that. In this blog there are a few items I wanted to discuss, including the national announcement on spending on the NHS, our newly relaunched Flourish campaign, our approach to bullying and harassment, and the memorial we have unveiled at Furness General Hospital.
In today’s blog I want to focus primarily on where we are up to with our CQC Improvement Plan, and our ‘War on Waste’ campaign.