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08.12.22 – New Chief People Officer at UHNM, Transformation for Respite Centres, Millie the Wellbeing Dog Retires

Written by on 7 December 2022

University Hospitals of North Midlands has announced the appointment of Jane Haire as its Chief People Officer, replacing Ro Vaughan who retires at the end of 2022.

Jane has more than 30 years’ experience in the NHS, starting out in administration and as a people professional since 1998. She has worked in both Staffordshire and Cheshire health and social care systems including Cheshire and Merseyside Strategic Health Authority, East Cheshire NHS Trust, Cheshire HR Services, Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership Trust and most recently as Deputy Chief People Officer at UHNM.

As UHNM Deputy Chief People Officer she had lead on strategic and operational HR, transforming people practices, workforce development, workforce planning and playing a lead role in the workforce response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tracy Bullock, UHNM Chief Executive said: “I am pleased to announce the appointment of Jane Haire as our Chief People Officer. Jane brings with her a wealth of experience from the Staffordshire health system and we look forward to her joining us as an executive director.”

Mrs Haire said: “I am really thrilled and delighted to be taking on the role of Chief People Officer at UHNM taking forward our three year People Strategy and helping make our organisation a great place to work, as well as the opportunity to continue to work alongside our excellent colleagues and team members here at UHNM and in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.  We have an exciting and challenging road ahead on our culture improvement programme, creating a sense of belonging for everyone to develop their careers, looking after our people, growing our workforce of the future and developing new and innovation people practices, all of which are key to the outstanding care for our patients.”

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Respite centres and day services for adults with a learning disability in Staffordshire look set to be transformed under new plans.

After already undergoing modernisation over the past two years, Staffordshire County Council is now looking to transform some of its centres for adults with a learning disability, to ensure they are fit for the future.

Included in the plans put before the county council’s cabinet, the respite centre at Douglas Road here in Newcastle looks set to have a £2 million refurbishment.

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Staffordshire Police has said a sad goodbye as a much loved member of their Occupational Health team retired from the force – its Millie the wellbeing dog

Millie has been supporting officers and staff since she was just a 12-week old pup.  She’s helped out at various staff training courses, toured Staffordshire on the wellbeing bus and has put a smile on many faces along the way.   Millie is now putting her paws up for a well earned retirement