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Chartered status for Hospital’s general manager

Major local employer Holy Cross Hospital celebrated as its general manager, Jo Speed, has been awarded Chartered Manager status. The hospital places its investment in staff development as central to its success as a leading hospital in caring for patients with profound neurological disorders and severe disabilities. Chartered Manager is the highest status that can be achieved in the management profession. Recognised across all industries and sectors, it is only awarded by the Chartered Management Institute. Dr Ross White, Chief Executive of Holy Cross Hospital, joined Jo Speed at her graduation ceremony: “As a major local employer in Haslemere we invest heavily in staff development. We need a motivated and fulfilled team at Holy Cross who want to make a difference every day at work, whether in a healthcare or support role – that means enabling staff to progress through personal development and training. I’m very proud of Jo for her hard work and ambition in achieving Chartered status,” says Dr White. Jo says: “It’s true that you never stop learning and at Holy Cross I have benefited enormously from the hospital’s ethos of providing high quality training and development. Reaching chartered status meant I had to demonstrate continued professional development; not only have I benefited from the experience and skills I have gathered but the hospital has also benefited from the achievements I’ve been involved with in my department as part of the process.” After joining Holy Cross Hospital as an assistant catering manager, Jo progressed quickly and took on new responsibilities to eventually become general manager, picking up a keen interest in health and safety along the... read more