Date of release: 2nd October, 2014
The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Jeremy Vanes as Chair of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust.
He is Chief Executive of the Wolverhampton Citizens Advice Bureau, a member of the Chartered Management Institute and has been a non-executive director of the Trust for nine years. He will continue to sit on the Wolverhampton City Board and the city's Children's Trust Board.
Jeremy, who has been the Trust's Interim Chair since 2013, said: “Wolverhampton is a diverse and remarkable city with high levels of cohesion but the reality is that recently there have been hard times because of the recession, austerity and cuts in public sector jobs.
“In an area like Wolverhampton the issues which affect health are extremely clear to see.
“We need to get the area back to work and it is good to see progress being made by Jaguar Land Rover alongside a wide range of more established local firms.
“The Trust is one of the city's biggest employers, provides a huge range of high quality services and continues to build world class new medical facilities on its main site.
“I would like to see us continuing to play an important role in the city's future, by helping people lead healthy lives, particularly by tackling obesity and alcohol abuse.
“In addition to providing community and hospital services for the population of Wolverhampton the Trust also provides a range of secondary and specialist services for a much wider population. This will increase when Cannock Chase Hospital integrates with the Trust on 1st November as part of the transfer of services currently provided by Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust presenting an exciting stage in the Trust’s ongoing development
“I would also like to promote a wider understanding of 21st century nursing, which acknowledges the role and values the contribution of modern nurses, because we continue to recruit qualified and experienced nurses in order to strengthen our services.
“We are all proud of our excellent record on infection control at the Trust, and that achievement is based heavily on attentive nursing.”
Jeremy is married to Tina and has four children, aged six to 24, the eldest of whom is studying medicine in London.
Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.
Jeremy Vanes has been appointed from 29 September 2014 until 28 September 2016 and is entitled to receive a remuneration of £40,000 per annum.
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