Non-Executive Recruitment
Dennis Dunn, MBE JP DL, Trust Chairman and of the Appointing Committee

"We are seeking an individual with a track record of successful leadership who shares our passion and focus on the provision of safe, high quality and sustainable services which meet the needs of our population."

Dennis Dunn, MBE JP DL, Trust Chairman and of the Appointing Committee

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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Non-Executive Director of the Board of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT).  I hope that you will enjoy finding out more about our organisation and this role through this website.

MCHFT provides a comprehensive range of acute, maternity and child health services for an economically diverse and largely semi-rural population of circa 300,000 people. We operate from three main sites in Crewe, Northwich and Winsford serving the communities of Alsager, Crewe, Congleton, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Middlewich, Nantwich, Northwich, Sandbach, Winsford and areas bordering North Staffordshire. We are a well-regarded high performing Trust committed to quality, safety, continuous improvement and innovation. We are part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership, a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community health services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

With a new Chief Executive James Sumner appointed last year we have been refreshing our strategy and ambition whilst responding to the Coronavirus pandemic. Working together with our partners in the wider health and social care system is essential to address our population’s future health and wellbeing needs and we are continuing to advance the delivery of sustainable services through our integrated working agenda. We were delighted that the community services that Mid Cheshire Hospitals provides under the Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) improved its rating to ‘Good’ across all areas. This partnership between the Trust, our local GP Alliance and local mental health provider Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust demonstrates that working collaboratively can deliver incredible results and helps us to move further toward our strategy of delivering safe care closer to home in our care communities.

As a Trust we have been rated ‘Good’ for the third consecutive time with the Care Quality Commission and are committed to a journey to achieving ‘Outstanding’. We also successfully delivered a surplus in the 2019/20, a significant achievement given the pressures on NHS finances.

This has been a challenging year and I am incredibly proud of our highly committed and talented workforce and volunteers who have pulled together during this time to ensure that we continue to care for our patients, while ensuring our staff remain as safe as can be. Some of these efforts have been recognised nationally, with the Trust being shortlisted for several prestigious awards, including the Nursing Time’s ‘Best Wellbeing and Staff Engagement Initiative’ and the ‘Be Safe Be EquiPPEd’.

At this exciting time, we are seeking a Non-Executive Director to contribute to the work of our Board of Directors and Council of Governors.   We are seeking an individual with a track record of successful leadership who shares our passion and focus on the provision of safe, high quality and sustainable services which meet the needs of our population. Already an experienced, motivated, and highly skilled individual at board level or equivalent, you will bring additional expertise to complement our existing Board of Directors.  We are particularly keen to hear from those with experience of leadership within a primary care or mental health setting. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, who are currently under-represented on our Board.

I hope that you are attracted by the prospect of joining our Board and helping us to achieve and sustain excellent healthcare services for the benefit of the communities that we serve.

I would encourage you in the first instance to contact our recruitment partners at GatenbySanderson for an informal discussion; David Heaton, Emma Pickup or Michelle Shirley on 0113 205 6094.

I wish you well with your application.

Yours sincerely,

Dennis Dunn, MBE JP DL
Trust Chairman and of the Appointing Committee

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