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Resignation of Chief Executive, Penny Venables

Harry Turner, Chairman of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust has today announced he has accepted the resignation of Penny Venables, Chief Executive of the trust.

 Mr Turner said: I am most grateful for all the work Penny has done for the patients, staff and everyone involved with the Trust, she will be remembered as an effective leader, who put patients and staff at the heart of her decisions. On behalf of patients, staff and the board of the Trust I wish Penny every success for the future.

"For the past three months, Chris Tidman has been Acting Chief Executive and he has demonstrated strong, stable leadership; he will continue in that role until substantive arrangements are in place.

"The focus of the board and myself is to continue to build on our improvements, look forward to the CQC inspection outcome in the coming weeks and build a NHS Trust that is continuing to deliver excellent care.”