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Monday 27 September 2021
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Divisional Directors of Nursing

Pete Murphy
Peter Murphy

Director of Nursing


Peter commenced his nursing career in 1987 and qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1991.  He has 20 years experience within the critical care speciality.


He joined Salford Royal in 2007, initially as a Nurse Consultant for Critical Care and following promotion as the Assistant Director of Nursing for Quality Improvement.


He is passionate about the nursing profession and is determined that nursing should be recognised for the vital role it plays in the delivery of safe, clean and personal care.


He has led a number of initiatives within Salford Royal including a collaborative project to improve the management of acutely unwell patients which won a BUPA Foundation Award in 2009 and a HSJ Award for Quality and Productivity in 2010.


Karen Coverley

Karen Coverley

Divisional Director of Nursing for Surgery and Tertiary Medicine









Jacqui Burrow

Jacqui Burrow

Divisional Director of Nursing, Integrated Care

Jacqui began her nursing career at Manchester Royal Infirmary training as an RGN and then working within the Accident and Emergency Department. Staying in Accident and Emergency Services Jacqui moved to South Manchester working as both a sister and staff nurse within the units at both Wythenshawe and Withington Hospitals.

In 2000 Jacqui embarked on a different nursing career and trained as a Health Visitor with Warrington Community Health Care Trust. Upon qualifying she worked in Blackburn, Burnley and various other parts of East Lancashire. Moving through the leadership structure within Community Services Jacqui has managed a variety of different areas including, Universal Childrens Health Services and Psychology Services. She has implemented a wide variety of service changes and initiatives including the development of the School Health Needs Assessment Process and the roll out of the Common Assessment Framework across Lancashire Care Foundation Trust.



A particular area of interest for Jacqui has been the development of new models of working both within nursing and partner agencies. As a result she is committed to the integration of community and acute services and believes nursing is best placed to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of integrated care models.

Mark Keegan

Mark Keegan

Deputy Divisional Director of Nursing, Quality and Governance, Integrated Care

Mark qualified as a Registered Nurse in 1992, and during the following eleven years held clinical Nursing roles in Emergency Departments across the North West of England. After completing the BSc Nurse Practitioner programme in 2003 he moved into community services, and over the following 6 years had a lead role in establishing Knowsley’s 3 Walk-in Centres. In 2008 he was appointed to the position of Executive Nurse for Knowsley Primary Care Trust, while retaining his clinical commitments, and played a key role in commissioning health and well-being services for the local population.


In 2012 Mark moved to Wrightington Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust as Divisional Head of Nursing, and had responsibility for the management and professional leadership of Nurses and Allied Health Professionals at Wrightington Specialist Orthopaedic Hospital, and Trauma Orthopaedic services at Wigan Infirmary. Key achievements in this role included the implementation of strategies to reduce harm due to Delirium, and the clinical design of an £18m redevelopment of Elective Orthopaedic Wards and Theatres at Wrightington Hospital, which opened in December 2015.


Mark arrived at Salford Royal in 2016 and continues his commitment to ensuring the people who access services at hospital, at local neighbourhood facilities or at home receive outstanding care.