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Interim chief executive appointed at Barnsley Hospital
An interim chief executive has been appointed at Barnsley Hospital.
Paul O'Connor has joined the Foundation Trust as the body seeks a permanent chief executive following the departure of outgoing head Sandra Taylor.
Mr O'Connor has almost two decades worth of experience with the NHS, having previously worked in London and Birmingham, as well as leading the NHS North West's Quality and Innovation initiative.
Stephen Wragg, chairman of Barnsley Hospital, said it was important an interim appointment had been made.
"We needed Paul to make an early start to make sure that the Trust could progress its strategy and business plans for the coming year," he stated.
Mr O'Connor said that he was looking forward to the challenge and wanted to provide Barnsley with a hospital "that strives to be the best".
Earlier this year, Barnsley Hospital signed up to become an NHS Employers Equality and Diversity Partner for 2010-2011 – one of only 23 hospitals in the UK to do so.
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