Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh NHS Trust names chief operating officer

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Wigan Infirmary
Wigan Infirmary

A pharmacist by background, Sarah Brennan will brings with her a wealth of knowledge, the Trust said.

She has worked across the NHS and private sector and in a number of locations, including Guernsey, Norfolk and Germany. She has been chief operating officer for four years at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, a community services organisation in Warrington, Halton, St Helens and Greater Manchester, and has worked closely with the two local acute trusts in Warrington, Halton and St Helens and with place-based and system partners.

Speaking about her appointment, Sarah says she is keen to help support WWL to be recognised as an outstanding organisation. “I am passionate about improving patient care and health outcomes and am keen to develop a strong community offer, with our place-based partners, so that we can help to reduce some of the pressures on our urgent and emergency care services.

“I am also keen to explore new and innovative ways to provide services which support patients and continue to deliver high-quality and safe patient care, helping to support the Borough’s residents to remain independent for longer.”