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New MD takes the reins at Ascom

Specialist in healthcare ICT and mobile workflow solutions, Ascom UK - whose ‘healthcare solutions’ include nurse call, alarm management, silent ward and mobile solutions – has announced the appointment of Paul McCann as Managing Director for the UK and Ireland.

Bringing two decades of commercial management, operational leadership, and consultancy experience to the role, he succeeds Paul Lawrence, who left the company in July.

Paul McCann, who joins from KPMG, has a strong background across acute healthcare – one of Ascom UK’s key markets, alongside the long-term care and enterprise channel segments. Prior to his spell at KPMG, he spent 18 years with Johnson & Johnson in a range of senior leadership roles, and worked in multiple healthcare disciplines – including diabetes, orthopaedics, and general surgery, throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

He said: “I’m really excited to join Ascom UK, which has been in the UK for over 60 years, with expertise spanning hardware manufacture, software development, and system integration. We are focused on growing access to our vital communication and collaboration solutions in the acute and long-term care markets, where we are amongst the market-leaders. We are proud to be enabling the digital transformation of healthcare in support of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and the NHS across England, Wales, and Scotland. We’re involved in leading acute care projects such as the New Hospitals Programme (NHP) and the Welsh Intensive Care Information System.”

Ascom CEO, Nicolas Vanden Abeele, said: “Paul brings substantial experience from his roles in other global companies, and is a real asset for Ascom UK, particularly with his knowledge of healthcare. He has a strong track record in motivating and inspiring high performance, and a wealth of experience in clinical product and software sales, commercial management, operational transformation, change management, and managed service delivery.”

In announcing the appointment, Ascom UK also thanked Tony Ferguson for his efforts in his role as interim MD.

 

 

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