Colleagues from North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust have been sharing their well wishes for the happy retirement of a well-respected Trust director in October.
Lynne Taylor, director of planning and performance, shared an emotional adieu with staff from across the Trust. Colleagues joined the event online and in-person to share their congratulations and celebrate Lynne’s long and successful career at the Trust.
Lynne first joined the Trust back in 1994 as a temporary secretary to the then information manager and worked her way up the career ladder from within information services. Her career has spanned many roles over the years, such as an information co-ordinator, project assistant and corporate performance analyst before making the move into more senior management roles.
Lynne became the Interim director of planning and performance in October 2017 and moved permanently into the role on the 30 October 2019.
Thanking colleagues at her retirement event, she spoke of how proud and grateful she was for the career she has had at the Trust: “I really have to thank the many people in my team, those in the room today and colleagues through the years for the support they have given me throughout my career. Without them, I would not have gotten to where I am today.”
She gave a special mention to head of information management, Carolynne Proudlock, who was one of the first to set her onto her career path by teaching her all about data sets and data management.
“It has really been an amazing journey and I have enjoyed every moment of my career. I’ve had some fun times over the years with colleagues and we’ve also had some late nights working hard to get the job done – but we have done it together as a team and I will miss you all.”
Julie Gillon, chief executive for the Trust also attended the retirement celebrations to share her congratulations: “Lynne has been both councillor and rock to many and a reliable, loyal and passionate member of our organisation.
“She has worked hard to develop the potential of her team and in the words of our former chairman, has ‘been the glue that has kept us all together’”
“I have many fond memories of working alongside Lynne and wish her a very happy and relaxing retirement ahead.”