A Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire health trust has appointed a new Director of Strategy.

Jo McDonough, who is the current interim Director of Strategy, will become permanent in the post at Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) with immediate effect.

Jo has worked in the NHS for 11 years, at RDaSH for 9 years and previously at the Audit Commission for 11 years, covering a vast range of roles across the public sector. Her previous role was the Care Group Director for Doncaster’s adult mental and physical health services in RDaSH.

Jo said: “I’m excited about this role. I’ve carried out the job on a temporary basis for 6 months and love it. It’s great to be appointed on a permanent basis and I am looking forward to working with colleagues, patients and carers and partners on future developments.  RDaSH is a health trust that leads the way with care for its patients and fully supports its carers, patients’ and colleagues. It’s an excellent place to work.”

Kathryn Singh, Chief Executive of RDaSH, said: “I am delighted that after a national recruitment campaign we have appointed someone with such a broad range of expertise and experience to take up a permanent role with our Executive Team and Board of Directors. I know our RDaSH colleagues and colleagues at partner organisations will all join me in congratulating Jo on her appointment to this role.