Liverpool Community Health appoints new HR director

Liverpool Community Health (LCH) has appointed a new director of human resources.

Michelle Porteus joins the NHS trust’s board of directors and will lead the human resources, organisational development and communications teams at LCH.

Porteus gained Chartered Institute of Professional Development (CIPD) qualifications at Salford University and has since spent 14 years working in the public and private sectors including financial services, IT and utilities.

Porteus said: “I was delighted to accept the post as director of human resources at Liverpool Community Health. It is an exciting and challenging time to be working at the Trust, as it continues its journey towards achieving Community Foundation Trust status.

“I am passionate about putting the patient experience right at the heart of the people agenda. In other words, a well-trained and motivated staff will ultimately impact on the patient experience.

“The work we do in HR can make staff feel supported, engaged and committed to the organisation, which will impact on the quality of their work.”

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