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Sir Duncan Nichol CBE, Chairman

"As stewards of this hospital, our patients rely on us, and we have a responsibility to leave this Trust in a better way than we found it."

Sir Duncan Nichol CBE, Chairman


Dear Candidate,

Thank you for visiting our recruitment site and for your interest in our organisation and these two critical Non-Executive Director positions.  We are looking for two outstanding individuals to join the Trust Board and provide inspirational and exemplary leadership to support the delivery of our vision – “Delivering NHS care locally that makes our community and our staff proud” and to maintain our strong values.

I hope you will enjoy exploring this site to learn more about our Trust and about these exciting board roles at the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  These are excellent opportunities to use your skills and experience to make a difference to the lives of people served by the Trust.  For one of the Non-Executive positions we are interested to hear from board level leaders with a clinical background and for the second we are open to applicants from all sectors who will offer relevant experience of transformation leadership at board level in a large, complex environment.  For both roles; strong governance experience, constructive challenge, a supportive leadership approach and a commitment to our values will be essential.

There has never been a more interesting or challenging time to join the Countess. After years of growth, the NHS is now facing its biggest ever financial challenge and significant changes in how our services are commissioned. As stewards of this hospital, our patients rely on us, and we have a responsibility to leave this Trust in a better way than we found it. We need to rethink how we deliver care to our ageing community. Our services need to change and develop in line with our patients’ expectations.

Our aim is to be the preferred hospital of choice for our traditional community, and a preferred hospital of choice for patients from a wider area, and to continue to provide a comprehensive, high quality, and accessible range of emergency and elective services to all our patients. The Trust has been a key partner in the shift to wider system based planning.  Broadly there are three strategic ‘Place Based’ strategies:  The Model Hospital (Countess Place), the Integrated Care Partnership which the Trust hosts (Local Place) and Acute Care Collaborations across Wirral and Cheshire (Sub-Regional Place).

I hope that these opportunities appeal to you and if you would like to explore further, I do encourage you to contact our retained consultants at GatenbySanderson; Julia St. Clare or Emma Pickup on 0113 205 6296 for a more detailed discussion about the opportunities and the recruitment process.

I look forward to meeting you.

With best wishes,                                                        

Sir Duncan Nichol CBE

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