Welcoming our new Chief Nurse

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Chief Nurse, Acosia Nyanin, who will take up her role on 3 December 2018. 

Acosia has worked in mental health and social care services since 2003 and joins the Trust from her current role as Director of Quality (South region) and Professional lead for Acute Mental Health and Addictions with the Priory Group. Prior to this, she was Head of Inspection for Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission. 

Acosia began her nursing career working in Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust initially as a staff nurse at the Highgate Mental Health Centre before moving into the Trust’s Islington services and holding a number of positions over 13 years including Community Mental Health Nurse, Inpatient Unit Manager, Head of Performance and Regulation and Associate Director of Governance and Quality Assurance. 

Acosia said:

“I am really looking forward to joining Sussex Partnership. It’s an absolute privilege to play a part in making a difference to the lives of people who use mental health and learning disability services. I’ve sensed a real warmth and kindness at Sussex Partnership; everyone really has people at the heart of everything they do.”

Sam Allen, Chief Executive said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Acosia to our team. As well as having great experience and expertise, she’s someone who brings the values we arelooking for when we are recruiting, particularly in relation to putting people first. I know she will play an important part in helping us continue to improve care and treatment for the patients, families and local communities we serve.”

Acosia succeeds Diane Hull, Chief Nurse, who is leaving on 30 November to take up the equivalent role at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust.