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Information about SCH

OUR VISION AND VALUES

Our priority is to deliver high quality, safe and efficient healthcare to the people of Suffolk.

We take an informed, innovative approach to bring patients personalised, joined-up care within available resources.

  • Our patients are at the centre of our model of care following the concept of “no decision about me, without me”
  • We are committed to the "hello my name is" culture
  • Our services are safe and high quality
  • We are surpassing most of our performance targets
  • We receive excellent feedback from more than 90 per cent of our patients
  • We are working with partners to provide timely, appropriate, joined-up care
  • We listen to our staff and have a highly skilled, supported and motivated workforce


Suffolk Community Healthcare - our leadership team

Suffolk Community Healthcare is provided by a partnership of West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. In addition our community equipment service is provided by Medequip, and our wheelchair service by Bartrams. We employ around 1,300 staff, including nurses, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, specialist clinicians, administrators and support staff.

Dr Stephen Dunn is the Chief Executive of the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Dr Dunn joined the Trust from the NHS Trust Development Authority, where he was director of delivery and development. In this role he had oversight of the work of 24 Trusts, which gave him extensive knowledge of the challenges faced by district general hospitals across the country.
Prior to this, Dr Dunn, who has a PhD in Economics, held a variety of senior roles, including positions across the Midlands and East of England regions, within the Department of Health and HM Treasury. During his career, he has developed and implemented a range of innovative new concepts, including the first NHS operating franchise at Hinchingbrooke and the friends and family test, which was rolled out across the NHS in 2013.

Nick Hulme is the Chief Executive of Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust and has worked in the NHS for more than 30 years. He has an outstanding record of achievement in operational management and leadership in large, complex London acute Trusts. Nick successfully brought together community and hospital based care in his previous role as Chief Executive of Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
He has worked in health and social care throughout his career. His first management role was in sexual health services before being appointed to senior leadership roles in operational and general management. Mr Hulme spent 11 years as trustee of the Terrence Higgins Trust, most recently as Chairman for three years.

Roisin Fallon-Williams is the Chief Executive of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. She joined NCH&C in October 2014 from her position as Director of Strategy and Business Support at Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (C&WP). Roisin has a wealth of frontline clinical and business experience, holding positions at Board level within two NHS trusts for over 12 years. She began her career in the NHS in 1982, training as a nurse and has worked in a variety of management and leadership roles in the intervening years. She joined C&WP in November 2007 as Director of Operations, having previously been a Board Director with Hertfordshire Partnership (Mental Health) Trust. As a Director of Strategy and Business Support at C&WP NHS Trust, she led information technology, estates and facilities management, human resources, business development and the Trust Board secretariat.

Dawn Godbold – Head of Operations - A qualified nurse, Dawn has worked in the NHS for more than 30 years. She has specialised in both gynaecology and Marie Curie nursing, and has held a variety of senior clinical and managerial roles during her career.Most recently, Dawn spent 18 months as chief operating officer with SCH before moving to her current role in October 2012.


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