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Meet our new Chief Executive at Annual Members’ Meeting – 13 September

20 August 2012

New Chief Executive Tony Bell, who takes up his post at Chelsea and Westminster on 3 September, will be among the speakers at our Annual Members’ Meeting on Thursday 13 September.

New Chief Executive Tony Bell, who takes up his post at Chelsea and Westminster on 3 September, will be among the speakers at our Annual Members’ Meeting on Thursday 13 September.

Everyone is welcome to attend this popular annual event which will take place at 5:30pm on 13 September in the Restaurant on the Lower Ground Floor of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting.

Tony Bell has worked in the NHS for 30 years, having trained and worked as a nurse for many years before moving into management.

He joins Chelsea and Westminster from Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust where he has been Chief Executive since 2007. He was also previously Chief Executive of Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool.

Tony Bell says: “I am looking forward to working with so many talented and dedicated staff who have helped make Chelsea and Westminster one of the best NHS trusts in the country.

“I aim to lead the Trust to continued success so that we provide the best possible care for all patients.”

Other speakers at the Annual Members’ Meeting include Susan Maxwell, who is a Patient Governor, Trust Chairman Professor Sir Christopher Edwards and Finance Director Lorraine Bewes.

Following these speeches, there will be an opportunity to quiz the Board of Directors during a Question and Answer session about Chelsea and Westminster’s performance in the 2011/12 financial year and our future plans.

Frontline clinical staff will then give presentations on initiatives to improve the quality of patient care at Chelsea and Westminster.

Lesley-Anne Marke, Sister on David Erskine Ward, and Cherry Brennan, a senior midwife who is our Maternity Inpatients Matron, will talk about the new ‘wellbeing rounds’ which have been introduced to meet the needs of our patients in a timely way.

Professor Derek Bell, Director of Research & Development and Acute Medical Physician, will talk about improvements in the care of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).