STOKE-ON-TRENT: The long-serving head of the University Hospital of North Staffordshire workforce is to step down.
Margot Johnson, director of human resources, departs at the end of April to take up a similar position at the Central Manchester University Hospital Foundation Trust, which is bigger than the Hartshill complex.
She has worked at the UHNS, which has 7,000 workers, for the last 33 years.
Mrs Johnson follows chief executive Julia Bridgewater and finance director John Maddison who have both resigned in recent weeks.
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Meanwhile, consultant surgeon Robert Courneney-Harris will resume in May as medical director after a year of being seconded to a similar post at troubled Stafford Hospital.
Renal physician Dr Gavin Russell has been filling in for the ear, nose and throat doctor since last June.
KIDSGROVE: The family of cancer victim Ruby Owen have thanked well-wishers who raised almost £1,000 for charity in her memory.
The five-year-old, from Kidsgrove, died last month after a long battle with a brain tumour.
A total of £979.70 was collected at her funeral service which has now been donated to Trentham Lakes-based Donna Louise Trust, where she spent the final weeks of her life.
In a message on social networking site Twitter her family wrote: "Just a thank you to everyone who donated at Ruby's funeral.
"An amazing £979.70 was raised."
Ruby's funeral was held at St Joseph's Roman Catholic Church in Goldenhill where around 500 mourners gathered to say their final goodbyes.
The hospice has also thanked Ruby's family and friends for their donations.