Date of release: 21 October 2020
Congratulations to Danielle Oum, Non-Executive Director for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT), who has been recognised by the Health Service Journal as one of the 50 most influential BAME people in health.
The ‘BAME50’ lists the black, Asian and minority ethnic figures who will exercise the most power and/or influence in the NHS and health policy over the next 12 months.
Danielle’s extensive career, including experience in stakeholder engagement, programme management and transformational change, has seen her named in this prestigious list, alongside her work to develop the relationship between healthcare and housing so that a rounded and ‘holistic’ approach can be made towards improving people’s lives.
David Loughton, Chief Executive for RWT, said: “Appointed in October 2019, Danielle is a valuable member of the Trust’s Board of Directors and has brought great knowledge and skill to the role
“Being shortlisted in the BAME50 list is an incredible achievement and is evidence of the impact she has made in her career so far – and I expect she will continue to make great contributions within the Trust and out in the community.
“I’d like to congratulate Danielle on this success and thank her for her commitment to RWT, to our staff and to the patients we serve.”
When asked what this achievement meant to her, Danielle replied: “It is a great honour to be included in the list, particularly as I am in the company of lots of BAME leaders that I greatly respect.
“The amount of up and coming BAME colleagues who have reached out to congratulate me or seek support underlines the importance of this list as a beacon of hope to those struggling to see opportunities for their own progression.
“I am very appreciative of receiving this recognition but continue to support the NHS to work towards the day when there is no need for a BAME list.”
HSJ subscribers can read the full article on the HSJ website.