Pennine Acute NHS Trust appoints new Director of Finance

Damien Finn
Pennine Acute NHS Trust appoints new Director of Finance
29 April 2015

THE Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has announced the appointment of Damien Finn as its new Director of Finance.

Damien Finn, currently Director of Finance at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (StHK), will take over from Brian Steven later this year after Mr Steven retires from the Trust on 25th June 2015.

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust employs around 9,000 staff and runs North Manchester and Fairfield General Hospitals, The Royal Oldham Hospital, and Rochdale Infirmary. It also provides a range of community services for the North part of the city of Manchester.

The Trust has an annual operating budget of half a billion pounds and spends about £1.5m a day on providing a range of hospital and community healthcare services for families, serving a catchment population of around 820,000 people.

Mr Finn joined StHK as Deputy Director of Finance and was appointed Director of Finance in February 2010. His 25 year NHS Career started in 1990 as a graduate trainee. He has worked in West Midlands SHA, Coventry Health Authority, University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, and also in the North West at Central Manchester & Manchester Children's Hospital NHS Trust.

Commenting on his appointment, Damien Finn (pictured), said:

“The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust are ambitious with a fantastic vision for the future of local health services. I am delighted to be joining an organisation and a team that is working hard to transform and make a real difference to health services for our local community.”   

Dr Gillian Fairfield, Chief Executive at The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said:

"We are delighted that Damien will be joining us later this year as our new Director of Finance. He brings with him a wealth of experience in management and finance from across the NHS. Our recruitment and selection process for this position was extensive and we are extremely pleased with our appointment. I would like to thank the many people from of our partner agencies, ibincluding our local NHS commissioners, and various Trust staff at all levels of the organisation for their involvement and in helping us in the recruitment process.”