THE trust has two rare opportunities for experienced professionals who are passionate about improving patient care to join its board.
The trust is looking for two people – one with considerable finance experience and another with a significant knowledge of women’s maternity and children’s services.
The two roles would help shape healthcare at the trust, hold the board of directors to account and act as an ambassador for the trust.
Non–executives are involved in a wide range of activities in the Trust to gain assurance on behalf of the board.
They would need to have passion for improving healthcare and be able to give up a considerable amount of time every month to the role.
Steve Hall has been a non-executive director at the trust for 10 years. He has previously run his own national catering company, been a director for a global company and a major shareholder and founder of a successful regional training company.
He also serves as a court magistrate and as a trustee for Hartlepool based Ad Astra Academy.
Steve, who was raised in Hartlepool and still lives there today, said: “Before I came to the trust I had experience of healthcare through the Royal Society for Public Health.
“The trust was looking for someone with an entrepreneurial background. I wanted to work more closely in healthcare locally and to help make a difference.
“I have had fantastic experiences working at the trust. We are here to serve our people and always put patients first.
“I’ve been allowed to immerse myself in life at the trust – I’ve done a night-shift in A&E, I’ve tried being a porter for the day and I’ve spent time with staff and patients in the urgent care centre, at One Life Hartlepool and worked with the district nursing team and with midwives. Staff are very open to ideas and to sharing the amazing work they do. These are experiences I needed so that I can test information I hear at board meetings and speak to our staff and patients.
“Our role is to challenge and support the board in making the important decisions. It’s a real privilege. It is a position for someone with a real passion for improving patient care.”
For more information and to express an interest please contact assistant company secretary Sarah Hutt on 01642 383563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You can view the candidate packs for the two roles below: