Zara to have “significant impact” in new role

DBTH has appointed Zara JonesDBTH has appointed Zara Jones
DBTH has appointed Zara Jones
A HEALTH trust has welcomed an “exceptional addition” to its team.

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals has appointed Zara Jones to the role of deputy chief executive with a main focus on the development of strategy, partnerships, and corporate governance.

She was previously executive director of strategy and planning at Derbyshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) and has also worked in senior roles at NHS organisations including Sherwood Forest Hospitals, Nottingham University Hospitals and Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.

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Zara said: “This organisation is clearly people-focused and values-driven, with a strong commitment to delivering excellent care.

“On a personal level, I am excited to return to an acute hospital and to contribute to the exceptional work that is ongoing within the organisation, and what is planned in the future.

“This role presents a great opportunity for me to further foster external partnerships and utilise my skills to help to make a meaningful difference for the lives of patients and colleagues.”

One of the largest providers in the region, DBTH is made up of Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital and Montagu Hospital in addition to a number of external clinical sites.

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Chief executive Richard Parker OBE said: “Zara's wealth of experience, strategic acumen, and passion for healthcare make her an exceptional addition to Team DBTH.

“Zara’s expertise in driving performance and forging collaborative partnerships will undoubtedly have a significant impact on our organisation’s continued growth and success, particularly as we emerge from the pandemic.

“She will be instrumental in ensuring purposeful partnerships, seizing opportunities, and fostering collaboration across both South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw.”