Leadership message from Nigel Beverley

Nigel Beverley, Interim Chair

Firstly, I would like to introduce myself to you all and to say ‘thank you’ for the very warm welcome I have received at EEAST so far. I am currently the Chair of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital and at the beginning of July, I also became the Interim Trust Chair at EEAST and am really looking forward to working with you all.

I have worked extensively in senior roles within the NHS in Essex for many years. This has included working within the EEAST patch, including Hinchingbrooke and Ipswich Hospitals. So I know something of the area – although I am new to the ambulance service itself.

One of my first priorities is to travel around the region to meet as many of you as possible. So far, I have visited Chelmsford and Basildon and received a very warm welcome. In August, I am planning to travel to Norfolk and will continue to plan one day a week for visiting stations.

I am also focused on helping Dorothy to rebuild a stable Executive and Trust Board team. You will know there has been a number of changes recently and it is important we establish a team who can work cohesively to meet our objectives and provide the best care and support for patients and staff. This will include the recruitment of a permanent Trust Chair, whom I will support and establish before I leave EEAST. 

I am also keen to build on the work Dorothy has implemented to make a positive change to the culture of the Trust. As we create our longer term plan, I want your views on where we need to improve. Please email me at nigel.beverley@eastamb.nhs.uk.

We have a lot of work ahead of us in improving our services but Board members and I also recognise the high level of patient care that many of you deliver on a daily basis.

Thank you again for the fantastic welcome I have received from everyone I have met so far - I look forward to meeting you soon.

Dates for future visits:
2 August 2019: Norfolk – Hellesden and Longwater. More details and dates will be advertised soon


Published 18th July 2019

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