18 May 2017
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce the interim appointment of Carol Sylvester as its new Clinical Director for Adult Mental Health Inpatient services for a period of six months.
Carol joined the Trust in 1979, completing her Registered Mental Health Nurse training in 1984. She undertook clinical roles in older persons, rehabilitation and predominantly adult inpatient acute services until her move to corporate services in 2011, when she became Head of Patient and Organisational Safety.
She was appointed to the role of Deputy Director of Nursing and Quality in 2015, with a portfolio including patient safety, safeguarding, patient experience and infection prevention and control.
Carol has a wealth of knowledge and experience enabling collaborative working with clinical directorates and external stakeholders to support the delivery of high standards of clinical care and on-going quality improvement for service users.
Reflecting on her appointment, Carol said she was delighted to be returning to a clinical directorate role and using her experience to lead the directorate in driving forward the directorate strategic vision.