Karen joins the Trust to be part of ‘Team DBH’

Doncaster and Bassetlaw HospitalTrust has announced the appointment of Karen Barnard as its new director of people and organisational development.

Karen, who started work in her new role this week, has joined the Trust, which runs Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital and Mexborough Montagu, from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals where she was deputy director of HR and organisational development.

Before that she worked at Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals as deputy director of HR and has experience working for various NHS organisations across Northern Lincolnshire.

Mike Pinkerton, chief executive of the Trust, said: “We are delighted to welcome Karen as a key member of ‘Team DBH’.

“I know that we will quickly benefit from her extensive experience in some of the region’s biggest and most complex hospitals in the task of supporting our staff to provide safe, effective and efficient care for our patients.”

Karen added: “I’m looking forward to joining colleagues at my local hospital trust, and working with them to keep our staff engaged and motivated throughout the challenges ahead, so that we can deliver the most effective patient care.”