NHS board chair­man re­tires

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

Dum­fries and Gal­loway NHS board chair­man Phil Jones has stepped down after four years at the helm.

Mr Jones has seen a num­ber of ma­jor ac­com­plish­ments within the or­gan­i­sa­tion dur­ing his term.

These have in­cluded the com­ple­tion of work to digi­tise 60- mil­lion paper records, the re­design of the re­gional men­tal health clin­i­cal ser­vice and work to grow the num­ber of vol­un­teers to 200.

And in July this year, he wel­comed The Princess Royal to of­fi­cially open the £ 213 mil­lion Dum­fries and Gal­loway Royal In­fir­mary, which was com­pleted on time and on bud­get last December.

Mr Jones, a for­mer chief ex­ec­u­tive of Dum­fries and Gal­loway Coun­cil, of­fi­cially left the NHS last Wed­nes­day.

He said: “Serv­ing as the chair­man of NHS Dum­fries and Gal­loway, par­tic­u­larly dur­ing such a chal­leng­ing and ex­cit­ing time for our re­gion, has un­doubt­edly given me some of the most re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ences of my ca­reer. I am deeply proud of what we have achieved to­gether.

“It’s never easy to know when to leave but hav­ing con­sid­ered the last four years and what I’ve been able to con­trib­ute I feel that I leave NHS Dum­fries and Gal­loway in good shape and in good hands.”

In the in­terim, the role of NHS chair­man will be filled by vicechair­man Penny Hal­l­i­day.

De­par­ture For­mer NHS chair­man Phil Jones with mem­bers of the board

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