Liverpool University Hospitals FT appoints new Chief Nurse

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Chief Nurse.  

David Melia, who is the current Director of Nursing and Quality at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, has been chosen for the role and will begin his duties on the 18th of July.  

A Registered General Nurse and Registered Nurse for People with Learning Disabilities, David has acquired a wealth of experience working within nursing roles, as well as occupying nursing positions at director level, serving as the Director of Nursing at The Walton Centre NHS FT and Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS FT.  

Commenting on his new role, David said: “I’m really honoured to be coming to LUHFT as Chief Nurse and to be working in Liverpool again. There is an amazing opportunity now the hospitals have come together to create a single organisation, which will play a critical role in the development and improvement of the wider local healthcare system.  

“I want our patients and local communities to have confidence in the quality of care provided in their hospitals, and for our staff to have a real sense of pride when they come to work. I look forward to joining the team and getting out onto the wards.” 

Sue Musson, Chair, LUHFT, commented: “I’m delighted to announce the appointment of David Melia as our next Chief Nurse. Our newly appointed Chief Executive, James Sumner, joined the interview panel for this key appointment within the executive team. The panel was entirely confident that David is the right nursing leader for our Trust as we continue our journey of improvement towards delivering great care.” 

Sir David Dalton, Interim Chief Executive, LUHFT, added: “David was an exceptional candidate, and I am delighted he is joining us as Chief Nurse.