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Chairman reappointed at Wye Valley NHS Trust

The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the reappointment of Museji Ahmed Takolia CBE as chairman of Wye Valley NHS Trust.

Museji, who has chaired the organisation since June 2014, will now continue in this role until May 2017.

Richard Beeken, the Trust’s chief executive, said he was delighted with the announcement which brings continuing stability to the Trust’s Board.

“This is great news for the Trust. Museji is a great ambassador and champion of the Trust’s mission to deliver the kind of care we’d want for our own family and friends.

“He has a wealth of experience and his reappointment adds to the stability of the Trust Board and strengthens the leadership of the Trust in challenging times.

Museji said: “I’m pleased to be able to continue as chairman of Wye Valley NHS Trust in what promises to be an interesting and challenging year.

“I have every confidence in the Trust’s leadership team to take us through the improvement journey ahead.

“We have seen many changes and improvements during the last couple of years and I’ve observed extraordinary care, commitment and passion from the staff who have worked tirelessly in very demanding situations.

“We have built strong foundations for the future through improved quality of care and patient safety and we have ambitious plans to further expand and develop services at Hereford County Hospital.

“While we may be in special measures, I’m proud to be chairman of a Trust which has improved in many areas and believes in compassion, accountability and respect and strives for excellence in all it does.”

Museji’s appointment has been made by the NHS Trust Development Authority, which is responsible for appointing all chairs and non-executives to NHS trusts throughout England.

His reappointment - which is subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments - begins on June 1 2016 and runs until May 31 2017.

Museji will receive remuneration of £18,621 per annum, which is the current rate for all Non-Executive Chairs of NHS Trusts, and has declared no political activity in the last five years.


Notes to Editors WVT:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is the provider health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve. We are the leading provider of health care in Herefordshire.
  • By working closely with our partners, we can make good our promise to deliver a quality of care we would want for ourselves, our families and our friends.
  • With an estimated annual turnover of around £160 million, we employ around 2,700 plus staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.
  • An independent organisation, the NHS TDA works closely with other important national bodies such as NHS England, the Care Quality Commission and Monitor, to help to ensure they play an important role in providing broader health system leadership to deliver sustainable, high quality care.
  • The NHS TDA brings together a number of functions previously carried out within the Department of Health, Strategic Health Authorities and by the Appointments Commission. It has the core objective of supporting NHS trusts and ensuring that services to patients are of the highest possible quality, including:
    • assurance of clinical quality, governance and risk in NHS trusts;
    • appointments to NHS trusts e.g. of chairs and non-executive members and trustees for NHS charities where the Secretary of State has a power to appoint
    • performance management of NHS trusts;
    • management of the FT pipeline.

For further information please contact:

John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928 or Fiona Gurney, Communications Officer 01432 355444 ext. 5105.

Contact Details

John Burnett
Communication and engagement manager
Tel: 01432 372928
Email: John.Burnett@wvt.nhs.uk

Amanda Millichip
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email: Amanda.Millichip@wvt.nhs.uk

Fiona Gurney
Communications officer
Tel: 01432 355444 Ext: 5105
Email:  Fiona.gurney@wvt.nhs.uk


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The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
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