WORKFORCE: Lynne Wigens has been appointed director of nursing and quality at Ipswich Hospital Trust.

She is currently director of patient safety and clinical quality in NHS Suffolk but qualified as a nurse in Ipswich.

She said: “I believe that when staff are valued and supported in their work they will deliver excellent quality care for patients, and this will be a key focus for me over the coming months.”

The hospital’s former director of nursing Siobhan Jordan left the trust last month to take a post at the clinical commissioning group for Epping, Harlow and Uttlesford.