New chair joins the Bay hospital trust

A stunning sunset over Morecambe Bay. Photo by Sheila Smith.
A stunning sunset over Morecambe Bay. Photo by Sheila Smith.
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University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new chairman.

Pearse Butler has eighteen years’ experience as an NHS Chief Executive in a variety of organisations including Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital (Alder Hey), the former Cumbria and Lancashire Strategic Health Authority, and Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals.

His current work with the Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) will help support the Trust as it continue sto develop modern, digital systems that help ensure joined-up patient care across multiple NHS and social care organisations.

Pearse will be leaving his role with CSC to join the Trust.

Pearse also has a track record of developing a sustainable, loyal workforce through attracting and training young people: during his time at Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen the Trust became one of the city’s largest employers of apprentices.

Pearse will join the Trust by the end of Autumn.

He said: “I am delighted to have been appointed to the role of Chair, at a time when the Trust is clearly on a road to improvement, with so many exciting developments happening.

“The hospitals have had some well-documented problems, and the recent CQC report must have been very disappointing for everyone, but the way staff, governors and leaders have responded really is admirable and I look forward to working with them all.”

Jackie Daniel, Chief Executive UHMBT, said: “I am delighted to welcome Pearse to the Trust and look forward to his support.”