Chair appointed ahead of proposed hospital merger

The Chair of a proposed new merged hospital Trust has been announced.

Sue Musson will chair the Interim Board of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, the name of the proposed merged organisation of Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Sue will also become the substantive Chair of the Board at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust from September 1 2019, until the organisation’s proposed merger with Aintree University Hospital takes effect.

Sue is currently Chair of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT. She has extensive experience in providing leadership to strengthen collaboration and strategic change, particularly within the NHS.

Commenting on her appointment, Sue said:

Sue will start in post as Chair of the Interim Board on July 1, 2019. The merger is expected to take place in October, subject to the decision making process of NHS regulators, which are assessing the proposals.   

The current acting Chair of Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Mike Eastwood, has agreed to remain in post, supporting the organisation and the transition towards the merger until the end of August. 

The current Chair of Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Neil Goodwin, will remain in post, supporting the organisation until the merger is complete.

Since the start of May staff, patients and the public have been invited to share their views on the merger as part of an ongoing engagement programme, the first part of which closed on Friday, 14 June. 

Information about the proposed merger is available here.

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