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Jim McKenna appointed as new RCHT Chairman

Jim McKenna, a local Cornwall councillor, has today been confirmed as the new Chairman at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
Jim is currently a member of the Cornwall Council Cabinet and the Portfolio Holder for Adult Care – a role he will give up when he becomes Chairman at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust on 30th January 2017.

Jim is the Independent Member for Penzance Promenade and was formerly Chief Executive of Penwith District Council.

Jim’s experience of working in health and social care and his links to the local community will be vital at an important time in the transformation of local services.

Jim McKenna said: “It is a great honour to be appointed as Chairman at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. I am fully committed to working with the local community, hospital staff and other service providers to improve local health and social care.

“We have an opportunity through the creation of an Accountable Care System to integrate services and teams so that we better serve our communities. Together with all of those involved, I will work hard to ensure that we put the citizen at the centre of reform over the coming years with the aim of achieving a stronger, more resilient NHS here in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”

Added on January 25, 2017, in News - Trust Board