Maxine said: “Haelo was borne out of a desire by the Salford Health partners to work together on improvement for the benefit of patients”. Maxine has been instrumental in developing and leading Haelo since trading began in April 2013. Haelo has a reputation for delivering high quality improvement support within Salford and Greater Manchester and also has reach nationally and internationally in the fields of innovation and improvement science.
Maxine continued: “It’s remarkable what we have achieved together in such a short time and I am staggered at the talent we have here. As I move on to a new chapter I leave an extremely talented and capable senior team who inspire me to do more everyday. My decision to leave Haelo was one of the most difficult of my career but is made easier when I look at how resilient the organisation has become.
“I am planning to stay connected to the entire team, the work and the mission in a new role as a Senior Fellow which I will take up as I leave Haelo as CEO in October. In the Senior Fellow role, I will work with staff and alumni as they take on some of healthcare’s biggest challenges. I am immensely proud to have been involved in the establishment and ongoing development of Haelo.
“In my new role at NWAS I will have responsibility for supporting the organisation’s ambitions to improve safety and quality, testing innovative solutions to some of the most challenging problems and building a resilient quality improvement infrastructure to support frontline teams. I look forward to working with colleagues across the North West of England to improve the urgent and emergency response for people when they need us most. My work will build on existing improvement programmes in localities and will be important in re-framing the work of the ambulance service in the new system”.
In the future Haelo will continue to provide strong locality leadership for improvement in Salford and Manchester. We are excited to be working with colleagues in Primary Care to re-design office practice; creating operational efficiencies through the productive general practice programme (PIPS), having a thriving community of primary care improvers, whilst continuing the ambition of the Salford partners to be the safest health economy in the UK through the Safer Salford programme.
Haelo continues to grow beyond Greater Manchester with new partnerships with The Health Foundation, in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust and the Medway and Swale Centre for Organisational Excellence. Our organisation is thriving as a result of the support we receive from our key strategic partners: Salford Clinical Commissioning Group, Salford City Council, the University of Salford and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, to improve health and care services delivered to Salford, regionally, nationally and internationally.
Chief Operating Officer, Penny Martin said “I know I speak on behalf of the whole team when I thank Maxine for her leadership here at Haelo and the remarkable transformational journey we have been on from when we first began. I’m excited for the next chapter for both Maxine and Haelo and we know this isn’t goodbye. Maxine’s drive and passion to fulfil our ambition to improve services within healthcare and saving lives has been an inspiration. We wish her the best of luck as she continues”.
Maxine departs the organisation in a tremendous position, leaving a legacy which has never been stronger. Haelo has a very busy and important work programme ahead.
We’ll be hosting stakeholder celebration event, in October, to bid Maxine a farewell and showcase and celebrate some of Haelo’s work. We welcome our colleagues, partners, alumni and friends of Haelo to join us at this event. Further details will be announced shortly.
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