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Hayley Mcconnell New Hospital Manager

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Date: 3 December 2007

Hayley Mcconnell New Hospital Manager

Hayley McConnell has been appointed Group Manager for Waikato Hospital.

She takes up the appointment in Hamilton immediately.

The Hamilton-based mother of two did her nurse training at Tauranga School of Nursing and was then an occupational health nurse at the Thames Toyota car assembly plant before her appointment as a staff nurse at Thames Hospital's medical and coronary care unit.

In May 1989 she began a seven-year stint in Waikato Hospital's intensive care unit and was charge nurse for two years before her appointment in July 1996 as operations manager for the emergency department and critical care. Since February 2005 she has been service manager for nursing and clinical services with responsibility for 1190 full time equivalent staff and a budget of $140 million.

In her new job she is responsible for 2115 staff and a budget of $280 million.

The appointment was announced by Health Waikato chief operating officer Jan Adams who said Ms McConnell brought a detailed knowledge of, and background in, Waikato Hospital.

"Her appointment to the role will bring a new focus and structure to Waikato Hospital at a time we are moving forward."


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