Trish Armstrong-Child, chief executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, has accepted the role of chief executive at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
She will take up her new post later this year and succeeds Kevin McGee who has been appointed chief executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Trish was previously deputy chief executive and director of nursing at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. She was appointed as chief executive at Southport and Ormskirk in 2019.
She said: “When I joined the Trust, I could never have imagined that I would be leading the organisation and its staff through a global pandemic. What seemed an ‘impossible ask’ of us 18 months ago saw the staff of Southport and Ormskirk rise to the challenge and, in the face of adversity, continue to serve the patients and the community when they needed us most.
“This organisation has much to be proud of and I feel immensely proud to have been a part of it.”
Trust Chair Neil Masom said: “Trish has been an outstanding chief executive, guiding the organisation with skill and compassion through an extraordinarily challenging period. We wish her all the very best in her new role.”