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Hard Talk: Queen Elizabeth Hospital Chief Julie Moore
steve dyson
Interview by Steve Dyson
BBC WM special correspondent and former Birmingham Mail editor

Birmingham hospital chief executive Julie Moore is the next guest on BBC WM's Hard Talk series of interviews.

The boss of University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust is overseeing the move to the new £545m Queen Elizabeth 'super-hospital'.

The hospital opened to its first patients in June 2010 and Ms Moore discusses how the phased move is going.

Hard Talk is presented by BBC WM special correspondent and former Birmingham Mail editor Steve Dyson.

Hard Talk with Steve Dyson - Julie Moore: Part 1

Chief Executive Julie Moore

In the first part of the interview Julie Moore describes the logistics of transferring hundreds of patients from Selly Oak Hospital to the brand new Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.

The Chief Executive explains how they planned that move "down to the very last detail" and she says it went "exceptionally well".

As well as detailing the next stage of the transfer, Ms Moore also talks about financing the new hospital, NHS budgets and Government public spending cuts.

Hard Talk with Steve Dyson - Julie Moore: Part 2

In the second part of the interview, Chief Executive Julie Moore explains how she trained as a nurse and tells Steve Dyson why she chose that as her career.

She also talks about staffing, the benefits of a new clinical I.T. system that has been introduced, her life away from work and celebrating the fourth anniversary of her civil partnership.

The Chief Executive ends the interview by talking about the "huge role" the hospital plays in the community.

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