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Trust appoints new chairman

18 Mar 2015

West London Mental Health Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Hayhoe as chairman. He takes up his appointment on 1 April 2015.

Tom is well known to west Londoners from his time as chairman of West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and before that as deputy chairman of Ealing, Hammersmith and Hounslow Health Authority.

Steve Shrubb, chief executive of the trust, said: “I am very pleased that Tom is joining as chairman of the trust. We have a very full programme of work as we prepare for Care Quality Commission inspection in June and complete the redevelopment of Broadmoor Hospital and St Bernard’s in Ealing in the coming two years.

“Tom has a great deal of knowledge, insight and influence within the local health and social care community, having served on west London NHS boards since 1985 and this will be a huge advantage to the trust.”

Nigel McCorkell retires on 31 March 2015 after six year as chairman of the trust Board.

Commenting on his retirement, Steve added: “I want to thank Nigel McCorkell for his outstanding leadership of the trust Board. The role he played in securing public funds to redevelop our estates was critical to our future success as a provider, and his compassion toward patients and service users is well known and much admired.”

On joining the trust, Tom Hayhoe said: “I am pleased to be joining West London Mental Health Trust as chairman. The profile of mental health care has never been higher and there is a real passion across the health and care system to transform how we care for vulnerable people, support them in their recovery and improve their life chances.  I am looking forward to joining the trust, getting to know the staff, service users, carers and patients, and making a real contribution to mental health care.”

The NHS Trust Development Authority has confirmed the appointment of Tom Hayhoe as Chair of The West London Mental Health NHS Trust.

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Tom’s term of office will start on 1 April 2015 and end on 31 March 2017 and he is entitled to receive a remuneration of £35,000 per annum.

Contact details: Helene Feger, Director of Communications 020 8354 8847, helene.feger@wlmht.nhs.uk