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New chair appointed for local hospital trust

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust (PAHT) has appointed a new chair of their board following the retirement of their former chair last month (June).

Hattie Llewelyn-Davies OBE joins PAHT in September and will continue in her current role as chair of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust until March 2022 when she is due to step down as her term of office completes.

Lance McCarthy, chief executive, The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, said: “I am delighted that Hattie will be joining us at such an exciting time as we continue to transform the way we provide care, work more closely with our health and social care partners and develop our plans for a new hospital for local people.

“Hattie brings a wealth of experience that will support our ambitious plans as we take PAHT forward and deliver our aim to be modern, integrated and outstanding.”

Hattie has extensive experience as chairs of NHS organisations, having chaired Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust (HPFT) for many years before spending the last seven years as chair at Buckinghamshire Health NHS Trust.

Before joining the NHS, Hattie had a number of chief executive and senior management roles in the housing and homelessness sector; and was awarded an OBE for services to homeless people in 2004. Hattie was also recognised by the Sunday Times as Non-Executive for the Public and Not for Profit Sector in 2019 and is a Trustee on the board of NHS Providers.

Hattie Llewelyn-Davies OBE, said: ”I am really honoured to have been offered the role at PAHT and I am looking forward to working with the PAHT team as we take the organisation forward; delivering high quality care for patients and local people.”

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.

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