LUHFT appoints two Executive Managing Directors

Liverpool University Hospitals has appointed two Executive Managing Directors to assist with transformational change.
Natalie Hudson joins LUHFT from Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust where she has been Interim Director of Operations and more recently, Chief Operating Officer. And Dr Peter Turkington joins from Salford Care Organisation, which is part of The Northern Care Alliance, where he has held the position of Chief Officer and Medical Director.
Speaking on the appointment of Natalie, James Sumner, Chief Executive at Liverpool University Hospitals, said: “I am delighted that Natalie is joining LUHFT as Executive Managing Director. Her appointment will ensure the governance of our hospitals at a site level, developing our workforce to ensure staff are engaged, confident to speak up and well supported, empowering the high-quality healthcare our patients deserve.”
Natalie said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Executive Managing Director for the Royal Liverpool Hospital site and I’m looking forward to beginning my new role at LUHFT. I’m excited to be working alongside leadership teams across the Royal as well as with colleagues throughout the Trust. I know there will be challenges ahead and I’ll be joining the Trust on this improvement journey, to help make LUHFT a great place to work.”

Previously, Dr Peter Turkington was chair of the division of Salford healthcare between 2010 and 2013, where he led on the development of the Emergency Village. His experience in overseeing several of these initiatives will be of great value to the ever-developing Aintree site.

With executive oversight of the Aintree Hospital site, Peter will be crucial to supporting the delivery of LUHFT’s ongoing improvement plan. His experience will help towards both tackling some of the challenges that the Trust is currently facing, as well as supporting longer term system changes to enable the delivery of the Trust’s key objectives and milestones.

Speaking about his new appointment, Peter said: “I am looking forward to beginning my new role as Executive Managing Director at Aintree Hospital as the site undergoes several key developments. This exciting opportunity presents a new challenge as the Trust continues on its improvement journey and I’m committed to working with colleagues to realise the potential of LUHFT for the benefit of our patients.”

James Sumner, Chief Executive at Liverpool University Hospitals, said: “With several ongoing developments across the Aintree site, Peter will be managing the Hospital Leadership Team at an exciting but no doubt challenging time. I’m delighted by Peter’s appointment and know his new role will be a key contribution to our commitment to delivering outstanding care."