Stephanie Lawton, chief operating officer

Stephanie was appointed as chief operating officer in March 2015; she joined the NHS in 1992 starting her career as a medical typist. 

She has a great deal of experience in understanding the complexities of the modern NHS and has many years’ experience working in director level roles that have spanned clinical operations, service modernisation, performance improvement, human resources and workforce planning. 

Stephanie is the trust’s accountable officer for emergency planning and preparedness.

Stephanie is passionate about developing people and services to improve quality and experience for patients and people at work.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.