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Tuesday 15 June 2021
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Elaine Inglesby-Burke
Elaine Inglesby-Burke

Elaine Inglesby-Burke receives a CBE

Salford Royal’s Chief Nurse Elaine Inglesby-Burke has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Elaine has earned the honour for services to nursing.

She said: “I am honoured to receive this award and extremely humbled to be included in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. I am as proud today as I was when I received my registration as a Nurse in 1980.

“I’ve had the privilege to work alongside the most amazing and inspirational people. As nurses we are in the unique position of being part of people’s lives at times of great need and I’ve seen so many examples of staff leading and delivering care in the most kind and compassionate way.”

Salford Royal Chief Executive Sir David Dalton said: “Elaine absolutely deserves this recognition for the outstanding contribution she has made to Salford Royal, nursing and the NHS.

“She is a highly visible and greatly respected leader. Her relentless commitment to the provision of high quality, patient-centred care has been a key enabler to our organisation becoming a leading NHS organisation and the very first combined hospital and community Trust to receive an ‘Outstanding’ rating from the Care Quality Commission.

“Elaine is an innovator, someone who is not afraid to challenge the way things are done. Under Elaine’s leadership, nursing practice at Salford 

Royal has become the “one to watch” with breakthroughs including the introduction of Intentional Rounding, the Nursing Assessment and Accreditation System and the move to publically display nursing staffing levels at the entrance to all wards.

Salford Royal Chair Jim Potter described Elaine as an outstanding nurse and leader and added: “Her skills and talents are matched with great empathy and kindness. Above all, Elaine cares deeply for people; both the patients she has responsibility for and the colleagues she works alongside.”

Elaine’s nursing career spans nearly 38 years and began at Warrington Hospital where she specialised in critical care and general medicine before moving to positions of nurse specialist and manager at St Helens and Knowsley Hospital Trust in 1990.

Elaine joined The Walton Centre in Liverpool as Director of Nursing in 1996 and has held similar positions since in Stockport NHS Foundation Trust and latterly at Salford Royal as its Executive Director of Nursing. Elaine became the Deputy Chief Executive at Salford Royal in 2014. She is also on the Governing Body at NHS St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group and Willowbrook Hospice in St Helens.  

Nationally, Elaine has been a significant advocate in the campaign for hospitals to set staffing levels in the interests of patient safety. She was also a member of the Prime Minister’s Nursing and Care Quality Forum and played a major role in the Berwick National Advisory Group on the Safety of Patients in England – a group of healthcare experts set up to examine patient safety issues in the NHS.