Patricia takes up the role after serving as Chief Executive of Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2014.
Dorset’s Integrated Care Board Chair Designate Jenni Douglas-Todd said: “I am delighted Patricia has been appointed to the role.
“Patricia has a strong track record of leading transformational change and is passionate about equality, diversity, inclusion and health inequalities.
“I also want to take this opportunity to thank Tim Goodson for his dedication and leadership over the last nine years, particularly during the pandemic and our vaccination response where we faced unprecedented pressure on our services. Tim has led the development of Dorset’s ICS from the start, and we are thankful for his leadership to date.”
On the future of the ICS Jenni adds:
“Our Integrated Care System (ICS) has been at the forefront of delivering integrated care and transforming the way we deliver services. Patricia’s experience and skills make her the ideal leader to take us forward.
“I’m very much looking forward to working closely with Patricia on the challenges ahead.”