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Appointment of Director of Operations
23 May 2018

Appointment of Director of Operations

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is delighted to announce the substantive appointment of Kate Pilcher as its Director of Operations.

Kate was appointed interim Director of Operations in October 2017 to support the Trust’s Chief Operating Officer, with a particular focus on supporting colleagues internally who manage and provide patient services.

Kate has been with the Trust since it was formed in 2010. She has previously worked as a midwife and health visitor before working in several operational roles within children and adult services, including Head of Children’s Services and Area Director. Kate has an Msc in Leadership and Management.

Kate Pilcher said: “I am delighted to have been appointed into the role of Director of Operations at Sussex Community, which has strong values focused on improving the experience for our patients/service users and staff. I have a strong commitment to deliver compassionate and inclusive leadership to enable our staff to flourish, and to ensure people are being cared for in the right place at the right time.”

Siobhan Melia, Chief Executive, Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust said: “Kate is passionate about providing the very best for patients and our staff. She brings extensive experience in people management and operational leadership. Kate will be working together with our local health and care partners to ensure local people get access to the care they need.”