New chief officer for Aberdeenshire's health and social care partnership
A new chief officer has been appointed for the Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership (AHSCP).
Pamela Milliken brings a wealth of experience and knowledge gained during a career in health and social care to her new role.
Currently employed as of Head of Wellbeing and Recovery for East Ayrshire Health & Social Care Partnership, Pamela said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointed to the role of Chief Officer for the AHSCP, and I am very much looking forward to getting to know the communities in Aberdeenshire and meeting the team soon, so that we can begin to work together to rebuild health & social care services as we come out of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Covid-19 has, in some cases, had a devastating impact on our communities and, in particular on those who are most vulnerable.
"Ensuring that the voices of those communities and individuals are at the heart of how we re-build and remodel our services will be one of my key priorities when joining the partnership.”
Councillor Anne Stirling, chair of the Integration Joint Board of AHSCP, congratulated Pamela on her appointment and also thanked Angie Wood for her “dedication and exceptional work” during her time as Interim Chief Officer.
Cllr Stirling added: “Her leadership throughout the Covid-19 pandemic has been outstanding and her contribution to health & social care services in Aberdeenshire will have a lasting impact.”