Posted on Mar 28 2018 by Bobbie Kelly
(28 March 2018)
St Andrew’s Healthcare today announces the appointment of Katie Fisher as Chief Executive Officer at the Northampton based charity. Katie will take up her new role on 25 June 2018.
Formerly Chief Executive of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Katie has held a number of senior leadership and board level positions in the healthcare sector. Originally trained as a nurse, Katie graduated with distinction from Kingston University and has a long and distinguished record in improving the quality of care and enhancing patient experience. In her most recent role, she successfully led a transition programme to steer West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust out of ‘special measures’ following a very positive inspection and report from the Care Quality Commission.
Katie said: “I’m very much looking forward to joining St Andrew’s in the summer. While the charity has some challenges to overcome, I have been so impressed by the dedication and commitment of the staff I’ve met during the recruitment process. My meetings with patients and their families and carers show how well St Andrew’s supports each patient in a personalised way. My primary focus will be to ensure that we consistently deliver high quality care across the charity, by measuring and improving patient outcomes.”
St Andrew’s Healthcare provides a range of specialised secure mental healthcare services to the NHS and the Ministry of Justice (MOJ), caring for patients with some of the most challenging and complex conditions in the country. The charity is undergoing a transformation to embed a value-based healthcare model, designed to provide measureable patient outcomes while utilising all its resources in the most efficient manner.
Peter Winslow, Executive Chairman said: “It says much about the reputation of St Andrew’s that we have been able to attract someone of Katie’s calibre. Her record in driving improvements over the last decade, together with her clinical experience, will be of tremendous benefit to the Charity. We are all looking forward to working with her.”