Spalding man becomes Trust's lead governor

Spalding man becomes Trust’s lead governor

Governor Chris Chew

Chris Chew has been appointed lead governor of Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Chris, who lives in Spalding and is a Rotary past district governor for a wide local area, (spanning Huntingdon, West Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire) took up the role on 1 August. He has been a governor at the Trust since 2009. He took over the role from Mark Bush, who has been lead governor since 2011 and who will have completed three full terms (nine years) as a Trust governor in September.

Chris said: “I am proud to be taking over from strong leadership of Mark Bush. I have gained a considerable knowledge and understanding of the challenge faced by the Trust’s leadership team in the past six years and I want to use this to further support the Trust for the future.

“Governors play a vital role in helping the local people who use the hospital’s service to have a say in how their hospital is run. I would like to see more people from South Lincolnshire sign up to become members of the hospital trust. Approximately 30 per cent of patients treated at Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals come from the South Lincolnshire area, so it is important that they realise they can play a more active role in the development of services at their local hospital.”

To become a member of the Trust, please email membership@pbh-tr.nhs.uk or call the Trust Communications Team on 01733 678024. As well as receiving invites to Trust events and a copy of the Trust’s quarterly magazine The Pulse, members of the Trust are also entitled to claim the same discounts on everyday goods that are enjoyed by NHS staff. Find out more by visiting the Trust website: www.peterboroughandstamford.nhs.uk

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