Maurya Cushlow was appointed as Executive Chief Nurse of Newcastle Hospitals in January 2019, and is proud to lead the organisation’s 7,000 nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, which collectively make up the Trust’s largest professional group.
Since qualifying as a staff nurse in Sunderland over 30 years ago, she has enjoyed a varied and successful career across the full spectrum of health care sectors – acute, community, and commissioning where she worked as an Accountable Officer before returning to her roots as a nurse.
Maurya has particularly enjoyed working in partnership across the boundaries of both health and social care, gaining significant, strategic executive board level experience along the way.
Committed to improving the health and the quality of care for patients, Maurya is passionate about ensuring the long term sustainability of health care and in particular driving quality improvement and service transformation, leading the Trust’s ‘Newcastle Improvement’ team.
A proud nursing professional, Maurya is an unwavering advocate for ensuring the development of our nurses, midwives and allied health professionals through strong, clear leadership and the creation of the right conditions to empower satisfied and supported staff to deliver high quality, safe patient care.
Maurya is Chair of the Newcastle Health Innovation Partners’ People and Culture Group, Chair of the Cumbria North East Directors of Nursing and a member of The Health Foundation’s Q Community and has an MBA as well as a Post Graduate Certificate in Business and Executive Coaching.
As Executive Chief Nurse, Maurya is responsible for:
- Providing nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals leadership to deliver and maintain the highest standard of clinical care and the best experience for those who use our services.
- Working in partnership to deliver safe and effective care.