New Medical Director announced

Dr Caroline Kavanagh is taking on the role of joint Medical Director for Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust (NCH&C) and Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust (CCS).

Matthew Winn, joint Chief Executive of the organisations, said: “We are so pleased to appoint Caroline who brings great experience and shares our values and passion for great community care. We look forward to welcoming Caroline into both trusts and developing children and adults care at home services even further.”

Caroline said: “I am delighted to have been appointed into the role of Medical Director and look forward to working with teams to improve care for patients. NCH&C and CCS both have an excellent reputation as being great places to work, I am excited to be joining both organisations.”

She qualified and trained as a Paediatrician in Northern Ireland and undertook specialist Respiratory Paediatric Training in Belfast and the Royal Brompton Hospital, London.

A Consultant Paediatrician since 2007, she spent the majority of her career at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Trust (NNUH).

Highlights of Caroline’s career to date include:

  • Leading the work that enabled NNUH to attain Children’s Cystic Fibrosis Specialist Centre Accreditation.
  • Also leading the Emergency Department to achieve their first ever CQC ‘Good’ rating.

Whilst at NNUH, she was responsible for doctors’ professional standards and is an appraiser for the East of England.

Caroline was the Associate Medical Director for Urgent Care chairing the Central Norfolk Alliance of PLACE boards, leading work to improve care for patients across North, Central and South Norfolk.

She lives in Norfolk with her husband and two sons, and will start her role in July.