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New Acute Director of Nursing Ready for Challenges Ahead

July 30, 2008 9:57 AM

Rory Farrelly has been appointed NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Acute Director of Nursing.

Rory, who took up the prestigious post earlier this month, will take forward work, both nationally and within Greater Glasgow and Clyde including ensuring nurse education is second to none and that Acute nursing staff play a major role in modernising the nursing career.

Acute nursing staff in Greater Glasgow and Clyde are already pushing the boundaries of traditional practice by taking on the roles of advanced professional nurse consultants and nurse practitioners. Rory hopes to take the Acute nursing role a step further.

He said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been appointed NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s Director of Nursing for the Acute Division.

“The health system and the role of the nurse have changed dramatically over the years and I want to see the Acute nursing role in Greater Glasgow and Clyde continue to flourish.

“The on-going challenge for me is staying ahead of the game, striving for better results and going that extra mile for all service users to exceed their expectations consistently.

“I hope to continue pushing both myself and all Nurses within the Acute Division into new areas, new ventures and new experiences.”

Robert Calderwood, Chief Operating Officer, Acute Division is delighted to have Rory appointed as Director of Nursing for the Acute Division.

He said: “Rory is responsible for the leadership of all professional nursing and midwifery within the Acute Division leading on the development of the Nursing and Midwifery Strategy to reflect the modernisation of services.

“He will be the lead for Patient Focus Public Involvement, Child Protection, Inequalities, Food Fluid and Nutrition across the Acute Division which is massive challenge but one he will face head on.”


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Notes to Editors


Rory was National Advisor to Chief Nursing Officer for Scotland for Children and Young People’s Nursing before accepting the Director of Nursing position. He has had a number of Senior Nursing Positions in Neonatal, Children and Young People’s Nursing across large acute and primary care health services within the UK.



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