THE head of health and social services at Argyll and Bute has set out her priorities after being appointed to the role on a permanent basis.
Fiona Davies had been acting director of the Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) since May 2021.
His permanent appointment was confirmed by the organization this week.
Ms. Davies said, “I am honored to be appointed as the Partnership’s Chief Executive Officer.
“It is a privilege to work with all Partnership staff, partners and volunteer organizations.
“My aim is to continue to deliver high quality health and social care services and to ensure that the HSCP achieves the best possible outcomes for people living in the communities of Argyll and Bute.”
Ms. Davies began her career as a registered mental health nurse and has held clinical, professional, operational and strategic leadership positions.
She moved to Lochaber in 2012 and prior to her move to Argyll and Bute she led the delivery of mental health services in the northern part of NHS Highland.
Pam Dudekk, chief executive of NHS Highland, said: “Having Fiona on board at all times will be a great asset to the partnership and I look forward to continuing to work closely with her in the future.”
Pippa Milne, chief executive of Argyll and Bute Council, added: “Fiona has been a fantastic interim chief executive and I’m very happy she’s continuing to lead the organisation.”
Sarah Compton-Bishop, Chair of the Joint Integration Board (IJB) which oversees the work of the partnership, said: “Fiona’s experience and knowledge have been invaluable in leading the important work of the HSCP.
“I look forward to working with Fiona to continue the great work of the partnership, as we plan for the future.”