23 February 2017

The Trust which runs Shropshire’s two acute hospitals has appointed a new in interim Director of Nursing and Quality.

Colin Ovington

Colin Ovington has been a Director of Nursing with four organisations, enjoying considerable experience with over 38 years in nursing.

Colin, takes over from Sarah Bloomfield, will join the Trust on 6 March 2017 for a period of six months.

Colin said: “I am delighted to be joining the Trust as Interim Director of Nursing and Quality.

“I got a real sense from the staff I have met of the compassion and a desire to make things better for patients. 

“My experience as a nurse spans 38 years in the NHS, and whatever job title I have had, my job has always been to make sure that patients are safe and well cared for. This is a philosophy I try to drive into my work with others, as I genuinely believe that the care of patients is everyone’s job.”

Colin has spent 11 years of his career working at Board level in four nurse director posts in acute trusts.

His career started in the North East, followed by training in Cumbria and Leeds, and jobs that took him to Derbyshire, Nottingham, London, Bedford, Stafford and Birmingham.

He said: “I enjoy the diversity of the roles but very importantly I enjoy being with people, supporting staff, talking to patients; essentially finding out how best to help serve effectively.”