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Wirral's NHS chief Kathy Doran announces retirement
WIRRAL’S health chief is set to retire from the NHS.
Kathy Doran, chief executive of NHS Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral, will leave her role officially on March 31 following a 35-year career.
She was joined by friends, colleagues and former colleagues from health, council and voluntary organisations for her leaving presentation on March 6 at Birkenhead Town Hall.
Dr Abhi Mantgani, clinical chief officer of Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group, opened the reception by thanking Kathy for the “tremendous and positive difference” that she had made to Wirral people’s health during her career.
Councillor Phil Davies, leader of Wirral Council, also thanked her for her “valuable contribution” to address health inequalities in Wirral.
A press statement from NHS Wirral said: “Kathy Doran has always been a strong advocate of clinicians working together with managers to achieve common goals to improve the health and wellbeing of Wirral residents.
“She has worked for the NHS for 35 years working for the Department of Health in a range of policy roles and the NHS in London on the development of clinical management in hospitals.
“Kathy has spent the last 20 years in Wirral in various roles including service development director for Wirral Community Healthcare Trust; director of primary care, Wirral Health Authority; chief executive of Wirral PCT and recently chief executive of NHS Cheshire, Warrington and Wirral.”