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Right Arrow Richard Fraser appointed Trust Chair
02 December 2016 at 13:45
Richard Fraser has been appointed Chair of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

He succeeds Sue Musson who becomes chair of Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in the New Year.

Richard, who is also chair of St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, will serve in post from 1st December 2016 to 30th November 2018

The appointment was made by NHS Improvement (NHSI), the national quality and financial regulator for the NHS.

Iain McInnes, interim Chief Executive, said: “Richard’s appointment means we have an experienced chair in place to further support the stable leadership of the Trust.

“NHSI will work with him to ensure he has support in place to conduct both roles successfully and independently of each other.”

Born in Glasgow, Richard studied civil and mechanical engineering at university. His first senior job was site manager during the construction of the landmark oil storage tanks at Stanlow, near Ellesmere Port. He has more than 30 years’ experience as a Board director at a number of large companies.

Non-executive appointments to NHS trusts made are subject to the Code of Practice of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Richard is entitled to receive a remuneration of £30,000 per annum. He has not declared any political activity in the past five years.

Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager
Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust

Telephone 01704 704494
Twitter @SONHSTrust

Notes for editors

1. Richard’s remuneration is in addition to remuneration of £21,105 he receives as Chair of St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

2. Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust manages Southport and Formby District General Hospital and Ormskirk and District General Hospital, and is responsible for many community healthcare services for adults in Southport, Formby and West Lancashire. We also provide sexual health services across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton. The North West Regional Spinal Injuries is hosted by the Trust from Southport hospital.