Posted by: westlancashirerecord | August 13, 2018

Silas Nicholls Delivers For Ormskirk Hospital

Southport and Ormskirk hospitals’ new Chief Executive said he wants to make sure “the hospital where I live is one we can be proud of”. Silas Nicholls joined Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust from Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust in April where he had been Group Deputy Chief Executive.

“One of the most common questions I’ve been asked since I started is: why Southport and Ormskirk? The answer is simple: it’s my local hospital – and I want to make sure the hospital where I live is one we can be proud of”.

He said the Trust had been through an uncertain time for both staff and local people over the past few years with no permanent leadership of the two hospitals. “But it’s a tribute to every one of our staff that, even in challenging times and with growing pressures on the NHS in general, they have strived to give a quality service for patients. That pride, determination and can-do approach is now being channelled into giving our patients the best experience we can. Investment in buildings and staff in A&E at Southport, a new day surgery unit at Ormskirk and two major clinical IT initiatives are each contributing to a safer, calmer Trust,” he said.

Now, it seems he’s received the approval of Rosie Cooper MP after she welcomed the announcement by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Chief Executive Silas Nicholls of increased investment in the Trust’s facilities. A further £136,000 has been invested in a discharge and transfer lounge, following a £1.25m improvement to the Accident and Emergency Department.

Rosie commented “I very much welcome this further investment by the Trust and the NHS in our local hospital facilities, and commend Silas for the speed at which progress is being made in improving and rebuilding Southport and Ormskirk Hospital Trust. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Silas, NHS England and the Department of Health & Social Care in securing the future of Ormskirk Hospital and pushing for much needed investment at the Ormskirk site also, to provide increased capacity and range of services for my West Lancashire constituents.”

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