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Invitation to Wye Valley NHS Trust’s virtual Annual General Meeting and recognition of #AmazingWVTstaff

Press release – 26 June 2020
2020/014

Invitation to Wye Valley NHS Trust’s virtual Annual General Meeting and recognition of #AmazingWVTstaff

Wye Valley NHS Trust is inviting members of the public and patients to its first virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will include recognition of the hard work and innovative ways of working by #AmazingWVTstaff during the Covid pandemic.

Due to the current social distancing protocols in place, the Trust’s AGM will be streamed live on Wednesday 8 July 2020 at 5pm.  This can be accessed via the Trust’s website page www.wyevalley.nhs.uk/about-us/annual-general-meeting-2020

The Trust Board of directors will present an overview of the performance during the last twelve months, followed by recognition of all #AmazingWVTstaff at the Trust who have gone to great lengths to keep services running and provide high quality care for patients.   

Russell Hardy, Chairman at Wye Valley NHS Trust, said: “This is a great opportunity to find out about the progress we have made in the last twelve months to deliver our quality priorities and strategic objectives, despite the huge challenges the NHS has faced during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We increased our bed capacity, planned for a huge surge in patients needing intensive care, increased the amount of oxygen and the number of ventilators available, repurposed departments and retrained staff within a very short timescale. 

“This has required a herculean effort and our staff have responded to these pressures and demands magnificently.  This year’s AGM recognises their hard work and commitment, and innovative ways of working, which have supported the Trust’s management of the pandemic in Herefordshire”. 

The agenda, minutes from last year’s meeting, summary Annual Report, and full Annual Report/Accounts will be available prior to the meeting on the Trust’s website www.wyevalley.nhs.uk/about-us/annual-general-meeting-2020.  

If you would like to submit questions to the Trust Board, please email your questions by 5pm on 6 July 2020 to Erica.hermon@wvt.nhs.uk 

Supplementary questions can also be submitted up to 48 hours after the AGM has taken place.

 

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Notes to Editors WVT:

  • Wye Valley NHS Trust is a provider of health services across Herefordshire and beyond. The Trust exists to improve the wellbeing, independence and health of the people we serve.
  • 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 £185 million, we employ around 3,000 staff. We aim to build new relationships between our staff, patients, service users and their carers with the wider community.

 

For further information please contact:

Fiona Gurney, communications officer, or John Burnett, Communication and Engagement Manager, Wye Valley NHS Trust: 01432 372928

 

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

 

Postal address:

Wye Valley NHS Trust
The County Hospital
Trust Headquarters
Union Walk
Hereford
HR1 2ER

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