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New director of workforce at West Suffolk Hospital announced

The new Executive Director of Workforce and Communications for West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds has been announced.

Jeremy Over will replace Jan Bloomfield who retired from the role in March.

Jeremy, who has worked in the NHS for 19 years.

Jeremy Over the new Director of Workforce and Communications.
Jeremy Over the new Director of Workforce and Communications.

He has worked in both London and East Anglia, most recently at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which he joined in 2014.

Published on West Suffolk Hospital's website, Jeremy said: “I’m excited to be joining the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, I am well aware of the outstanding reputation the Trust has both as a place to work and as a place of high quality care.

“I genuinely believe there is no better place to work and serve than our NHS and I look forward to being a part of the future development and success of West Suffolk.”

He will join the Trust in November.

Jan Bloomfield will be staying with the organisation for two days a week until Jeremy takes up the position.

Stephen Dunn, Chief executive, said: “We truly welcome this excellent appointment. With Jeremy’s wide range of NHS experience, I know that he will be exceptionally well-placed to help carry the Trust forward and continue to make our organisation a great place to work.

“Our staff are our most important asset and they are the reason we are an outstanding-rated trust. It’s vitally important that we have leaders that share our values and understand the importance of staff support and wellbeing, and Jeremy is one of those leaders. We look forward to welcoming him on board later this year.”

The director of workforce and communications is responsible for the development and implementation of the Trust’s workforce and organisational development strategies, which includes HR, recruitment, staff health and wellbeing, and equality, diversity and inclusion. The role also has directorate responsibility for communications, volunteers, and the Trust’s My WiSH Charity.

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