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New Non-Executive Director for Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

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A new Non-Executive Director with extensive experience of the private and not-for-profit sectors is joining the board of the Trust which manages the Alexandra, Kidderminster and Worcestershire Royal Hospitals.

Anita Day is a Chartered Accountant, executive leader and business coach, with an international strategy consulting background. She is currently working for IBM Global Business Services leading Europe-wide strategic culture transformation and workforce strategy initiatives which include a focus on management development, coaching and career guidance and improving diversity and inclusion.

She was brought up and went to school in Worcestershire. Her family connections to the NHS include her younger daughter, who is a junior doctor in Derby. A respected business and political commentator, she is a regular guest on local political TV shows.

Her leisure interests include community theatre (as both actor and director) and hiking with her rescue dog Bruno, a very large St Bernard cross.

Anita says: “I am delighted and honoured to be asked to serve the people of Worcestershire by joining the Board. My parents were both regularly cared for by staff at Worcestershire Royal Hospital until their deaths, and I have great memories of the excellent care that they received. These are challenging times for the NHS, and I am looking forward to working with staff across all sites to deliver the best service possible for local people.”

Sir David Nicholson, Chairman of Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, said: “Anita is a welcome addition to our Board. Her extensive skills, knowledge and experience will, I am sure, enable her to make a valuable contribution to our efforts to secure the future of high quality, sustainable hospital services for the people of Worcestershire.”

Anita Day’s term of office runs from 1 August 2018 until 31 July 2020. She is entitled to receive a remuneration of £6,157 per year. She is a member of the Liberal Democrat party.