Rochdale Care Organisation

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Steve Taylor - Chief Officer for Rochdale Care Organisation and One Rochdale Health and Care

Steve has successfully worked at clinical and managerial levels within the NHS for over 30 years. He trained in Rochdale as a Registered General Nurse in 1987 and went on to work in A&E departments in Oxford and Manchester. He is also a trained Mental Health Nurse and has worked in a number of acute Mental Health settings in the Manchester area.

In 1998, Steve gained a Degree in Nursing and went on to obtain an MSc in Strategic Leadership in 2002. He has a long standing interest in healthcare leadership and has lectured and presented on this topic in the UK, Europe and USA. More recently, he has led on the successful integration of health, social and voluntary services within North Manchester and Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale communities and believes strongly that integrating services provides a better experience for patients and families.

Steve lives locally with his family and two dogs.


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Dr Shona McCallum - Medical Director

Dr McCallum trained at St.Thomas Hospital in London and qualified in 1993. She worked as a junior doctor in Blackburn and trained in respiratory and general medicine around the Liverpool area. She undertook an MD at the University of Liverpool in Cystic Fibrosis. 

Her first Consultant post was in Warrington District General Hospital in 2002. Dr McCallum joined the Pennine Acute Trust in 2004 as a Respiratory Consultant at Rochdale Infirmary. Prior to her role as medical director, she was the clinical lead for Rochdale. 

Dr McCallum has undertaken a Diploma in Palliative Care at Cardiff University and is interested in the management of nonmalignant chronic disease. She also teaches advanced communication skills at the University. 

With an interest in the interface between community and hospital services she has enjoyed working with community providers to develop innovative services for the Heywood, Middleton andRochdale borough. In her new role she will be able to develop strong links between the Rochdale Infirmary andFairfield General Hospital sites and develop further the community services offered for Bury and HMR residents.


Jacqui Burrow

Jacqui Burrow - Director of Nursing

Jacqui began her nursing career at Manchester Royal Infirmary training as an RGN and then working within the Accident and Emergency Department. Staying in Accident and Emergency Services Jacqui moved to South Manchester working as both a sister and staff nurse within the units at both Wythenshawe and Withington Hospitals.

In 2000 Jacqui embarked on a different nursing career and trained as a Health Visitor with Warrington Community Health Care Trust. Upon qualifying she worked in Blackburn, Burnley and various other parts of East Lancashire. Moving through the leadership structure within Community Services Jacqui has managed a variety of different areas including, Universal Childrens Health Services and Psychology Services

A particular area of interest for Jacqui has been the development of new models of working both within nursing and partner agencies. Following moving to Salford Royal Hospital as Divisional Director of Nursing for Integrated Care in 2014 she has been able to develop new models of care and contribute to the transformation of health and care services in Salford. As a result she is committed to the integration of community and acute services and believes nursing is best placed to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of integrated care models.

Tabitha Gardner, Director of Finance

Tabitha joins us from NHS England where she worked as the Deputy Director of Finance for Direct Commissioning in the North West, covering specialised commissioning, health and justice, medical, dental and pharmacy financial management.  Prior to that Tabitha worked as the Assistant Director of Finance in the Wirral NHS Foundation Trust and Chester NHS Foundation Trust.  Tabitha has also worked in the private sector with KPMG.

Tabitha has two children and a dog.  She loves to walk and run in the countryside.