New chairman appointed at Colchester Hospital trust
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A new chairman has been appointed at the trust which runs Colchester hospital.
The council of governors at the Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust (CHUFT) has today selected Alan Rose to oversee the trust’s work.
He has a three-year term of office and will be paid £45,000 annually for a minimum of three day’s work each week.
Mr Rose has been a non-executive director of the trust at York Teaching Hospital since 2006 and its chairman since April 2010.
He will take over the Colchester role when his current term of office ends on March 31.
Peter Wilson, a non-executive director at CHUFT since 2011, has been a temporary chairman since October last year when previous trust chairman Dr Sally Irvine stood down.
Mr Rose, 58, said: “I feel privileged to be given the opportunity to help the Colchester trust to regain the confidence of the communities it serves and that of the stakeholders in health and social care, whom I am sure also wish to see this.
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“The coming months and years will be challenging for all concerned due to the incessant pressures the health service is under, but I am confident the staff of the trust, backed by the huge support I sense the community still maintains in it, will provide the foundation for a new phase of good care and patient experience.”
David Linghorn-Baker, the CHUFT’s lead governor, said: “Alan comes to Colchester with an outstanding track record as a high-achieving NHS Foundation Trust chairman.
“His grasp of the issues affecting the trust, his ideas for tackling the challenges and the breadth and depth of his understanding of the wider issues being experienced by both the trust and the wider NHS are impressive and insightful.”
While at York Mr Rose led the trust through a development programme, taking it from a general hospital with a revenue of £200m to a group of 10 hospitals with an annual revenue of £450m and 8,000 staff.
A widower with two children Mr Rose currently divides his time between his home in York and Felixstowe. He plans to relocate to Felixstowe in April.