Oldham Care Organisation
Leah Robins - Director of Operations
Leah joined the Trust in June 2017, as the divisional managing director for surgery and later appointed to the director of operations at North Manchester General Hospital in January 2020.
She was previously the divisional director of operations & performance for clinical support services & tertiary medicine at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.
Leah holds a degree in biochemistry and completed a Masters in healthcare leadership in 2015, submitting a dissertation in ‘Clinician Perceptions of 7-day Working in Healthcare’. She has worked in the NHS for 13 years, many of those years in operational and strategic cancer roles, also working on the project commissioning of new hospital builds and transformation projects which culminated in presenting at The Mayo Clinic in the US.
She is passionate about finding innovative solutions to intractable issues.
Jonathan Moise – Medical Director
Jonathan has a strong track record in successfully delivering change within Greater Manchester and is a highly experienced medical professional, particularly in the field of maternity and neonatal services, where he has held a number of senior posts since his initial appointment in Greater Manchester in 2003.
Jonathan came to Greater Manchester in 2003 when he was appointed Consultant Neonatologist at Salford Royal (then Hope Hospital). In 2008, he became Clinical Lead and held that role until maternity and neonatal services were decommissioned in 2011 as part of the “Making it Better” reconfiguration.
In 2011, he moved to Oldham as Clinical Director for Neonatal Services and together with colleagues led the development of a new tertiary Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which opened in 2012 and is now well established as one of Greater Manchester’s three NICUs.
He remained Clinical Director until 2016, when he was appointed as Divisional Clinical Director of the Women and Children’s Division.
Jonathan has been deeply involved in the Greater Manchester/North West Neonatal Network for many years and is Clinical Lead for the Network. He also has a keen interest in teaching and training doctors and nurses. He teaches on courses for midwives and Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners at Salford University and is an Academic Advisor and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Manchester University Medical School.
He is a firm believer in the importance of multi-disciplinary team working and looks forward to working with colleagues to further develop the Care Organisation, building on the excellent progress made over the last couple of years, and to working with colleagues in primary, community care and social services to further integrate health and social care services in Oldham.
Jonathan will be a great asset to our leadership team and I’m sure you will join me in welcoming his appointment to the post of Medical Director at such an important time for the organisation.
Jonathan will be taking up his post on a full time basis in April 2020.
Karen Coverley, Director of Nursing
I started my nurse training in 1992 at Bolton General Hospital before going to work at Bolton Royal and then transferring to Hope Hospital in 1995. It was at Salford where I developed my love of surgical nursing and covered ENT, Colorectal, Urology, and general Surgery, before moving to study Midwifery at Salford University, working at Billinge Hospital. I then made a decision to go back into Nursing and moved over to Salford as an E grade in Surgery. Overtime I progressed to Ward Manager, Matron, Lead Nurse and Assistant Director Nursing. In the later years I was fortunate to work as a Divisional Nurse Director across all three divisions Neurosciences, Surgery /Tertiary Medicine and Integrated Care gaining a lot of knowledge and experience working across and within a system. In 2020 I moved out of an Operations role to support the Chief Nurse with Governance, Safety and Corporate nursing. .In November 2021, I gained my first Nurse Director Post at The Royal Oldham Hospital, working across the acute and Community. I am extremely passionate about the care our service users receive and strive to continuously improve, whilst maintaining a positive culture for our staff to grow.
David Jago - Director of Finance/ Chief Officer
David Jago joins the management team at Oldham as Director of Finance/ Chief Officer. He has previously been Director of Finance at a number of Trusts including Wirral University Teaching Hospital FT, Liverpool Heart and Chest FT and Tameside FT.
David is a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, qualifying in 1991, graduating from the Mersey Regional Health Authority Financial Management Training programme. David holds 30 years’ experience of working in the health service, predominantly within the acute sector. He also has a BA (Hons) degree in Economics.
Mark Warren - Managing Director for Health and Social Care Community Services
Mark Warren has a dual role as Managing Director for Oldham’s Community Health and Adult Social Care Service and also the DASS for Oldham Council.
Mark is leading on the journey to integration in Oldham and is working closely with the GM Health and Social Care Partnership to support transformation of health and social care services as part of the devolved decision making arrangements in GM.
Mark has worked in the area of health and social care for nearly thirty years and has enjoyed the opportunity to work with some fantastically committed people over that time frame. A qualified Social Worker and with an MBA, Mark has worked in Oldham for the last 3 1/2 years . Prior to this Mark worked in Stockport, Bolton and Rochdale having undertaken a range of roles in social care and health care.
Oldham is known for its strong history of working together. As a cooperative borough, it’s a place where everyone does their bit to create a confident, prosperous and ambitious place to live and work.
Helen Dixon, Director of HR
Helen Dixon works as director of HR at Oldham Care Organisation. Helen has an extensive background in the public sector, having worked in a variety of public sector roles throughout her career since 1994. She is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 1993 with a BA (Hons) in Public Administration, before achieving a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Salford University.
Helen’s career spans a number of public sector roles. She spent 11 years working for Greater Manchester Police in a variety of roles, before moving to the NHS in 2005. Previous NHS roles include her work as Head of HR at both Trafford Healthcare NHS Trust and Warrington and Halton Foundation Trust.
Helen brings a great deal of experience to her role at Oldham Care Organisation, having led on a number of major change initiatives, including the transfer of maternity services, as part of the ‘Making It Better’ project and the acquisition of Trafford Healthcare Trust by Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust in 2012.
Helen moved from Manchester to Knutsford in Cheshire with her husband and two teenage boys in 2014, but remains a Mancunian at heart. She loves country walks, singing in choirs and time spent with family and friends.