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Council of Governors Pay Tribute to Chairman

11 January 2017

The James Paget University Hospital’s Council of Governors will meet in public this Friday (13 January).

The Council’s agenda includes a paper for approval about the recruitment process for a new Trust Chair, following the decision by the current Chairman David Wright to stand down at the end of April.

Before the meeting, lead governor Angela Woodcock paid tribute to Mr Wright, who has been Chair for approaching five years, during which time he has played a key role in the continuous improvement at the hospital.

“On behalf of the Council of Governors I would like to thank David for his hard work, commitment and support. His respectful open and honest approach has helped the Governors to develop a good understanding of the health care system and the challenges of operating an NHS acute trust in such demanding times,” said Mrs Woodcock.

“David will be sadly missed, but we will work with his successor to maintain the high standards of care being delivered by the dedicated team at our great hospital.  We would like to wish him all the best for the future,” she added.

As well as the recruitment process for the new Chair, Governors will also receive an update on the CQC’s report from December, which reaffirmed the hospital’s “Good” rating; an update on this year’s Governors’ elections; the process for selecting the recipient of this year’s Governors’ Award at the 2017 Remarkable People Staff Awards and for reviewing the performance of the Chairman and Non Executive Directors.

The meeting will take place, in public, on Friday 13 January in the Lecture Theatre, Burrage Centre, James Paget University Hospital, from 12.30pm to 2pm.