Trust welcomes new Board member

Charlie GrinhaffNews

A new Non-Executive Director (NED) has been appointed to the board of Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH).

Helen Wright joins the Board working alongside the Chairman, Chief Executive, Executive Directors and Trust Secretary.

As HUTH is now part of a Group with Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, Helen will sit on the Trust Boards in Common Meeting for NHS Humber Health Partnership.

NEDs are responsible for ensuring the Trust Board acts in the best interest of the public and patients. They act as a critical friend and hold the executive team to account.

An accountant by background, Helen brings with her 22 years’ experience with 15 of those in Finance Director roles working across the food industry and more recently in safety equipment.

Brought up in the East Riding of Yorkshire, she cites health, wellbeing and safety as areas of particular interest.

Speaking of her appointment Helen said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the board as I am passionate about the Humber region and want to help support the area to thrive by using my skills to enhance the work of the HUTH Board and the Trust. As a patient I have witnessed some of the challenges faced by the NHS and I’d love to be able to make a difference to the working environment for the talented individuals dedicating their careers to patient care. I’m keen to play a part in making the patient experience the very best it can be.”

Helen’s appointment follows the departure of Mike Robson, who has retired.

Sean Lyons, Chair of NHS Humber Health Partnership, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Helen to her new role. Her wealth of her experience in the finance sector, her skills and her local knowledge will be a welcome addition to the Trust boards in common as we work to bring our two organisations together to improve services for our local communities. On behalf of the Trust Board I’d like to thank Mike for his valued service.”