Paula Clark, Chief Executive of The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust, is leaving to take up the post of Chief Executive of University Hospitals of North Midlands.
Ms Clark, who has been Chief executive of The Dudley Group for seven years, will be leaving The Dudley Group over the next couple of months following a transition period across both trusts whilst succession arrangements are put in place.
“I am excited to be offered a new challenge and opportunities but I have not made the decision lightly,” said Paula.
“It’s been a privilege to lead the team in Dudley and I wish all our fabulous staff and the executive team all the best for the future.”
“I’m really sad to be leaving as this Trust has been a massive part of my life for the past seven years. I will miss the people here, their warmth and the incredible passion they have for serving our community.”
Trust Chair Jenni Ord paid tribute to Paula.
“It has been an honour to work alongside Paula and I shall miss her wise leadership and strength of character,” said Jenni.
“Paula’s integrity, resilience and determination to make The Dudley Group the best place to receive healthcare, and to make the Trust one of the country’s top performing trusts, is truly admirable. She will be very much missed.”
Friday 2nd September 2016