Hywel Dda Health Board chief executive Trevor Purt to leave his post

Hywel Dda Health Board chief executive Trevor Purt to leave his post

Hywel Dda Health Board chief executive Trevor Purt to leave his post

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Professor Trevor Purt, the Chief Executive of Hywel Dda University Health Board, is to leave his post.

He will take up the role of Chief Executive of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board in June.

During his time in west Wales, Mr Purt has overseen significant new developments including the new Urgent Care Centre and Renal Unit at Withybush Hospital.

But he is likely to be best remembered for the hugely controversial ongoing service changes which threaten the Special Care baby Unit at Withybush Hospital as well as maternity services, and has prompted several large demonstrations from angry campaigners.

Mr Purt joined Hywel Dda University Health Board in September 2009. He said: “I am sad to leave as I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in the University Health Board but feel the time is right for new challenges in North Wales. “We have come a long way in the last 4½ years and there is still more to do to ensure that Hywel Dda has the right services in the right place to provide the very best healthcare.

“I have full faith in my executive directors, the wider management and clinical teams and Karen Howell who will be interim chief executive officer to move forward to ensure our services continue to develop.

“These have not been the easiest of times and I want to personally thank all staff for their dedication and commitment – you are the university health board’s greatest asset.”

Chris Martin, Chair of the University Health Board, who is also to leave the organisation this year, said: “Trevor was the first chief executive officer of the new integrated health board and has successfully lead the organisation through some difficult times. During his time we have seen a significant improvement in quality and performance due in no small measure to his leadership. We are sorry to see him leave but wish him well in his new role.”

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3:05pm Tue 25 Mar 14

janevans35 says...

Well well. What a surprise. Purt and his cohorts remove vital services from Withybush Hospital, and instantly removes himself from the scene of the crime. Job done.
Well well. What a surprise. Purt and his cohorts remove vital services from Withybush Hospital, and instantly removes himself from the scene of the crime. Job done. janevans35
  • Score: 36

3:57pm Tue 25 Mar 14

williamsmum says...

Yep - Job done!! (or rather we have been!)
Yep - Job done!! (or rather we have been!) williamsmum
  • Score: 22

5:24pm Tue 25 Mar 14

chizy says...

Do you think that someone had better warn Betsi Cadwaladr that Trev is coming? Fair do's though he has thanked the staff (quite rightly so) but when will he apologise to the Pembrokeshire public.
Stage managed sideways move.
Do you think that someone had better warn Betsi Cadwaladr that Trev is coming? Fair do's though he has thanked the staff (quite rightly so) but when will he apologise to the Pembrokeshire public. Stage managed sideways move. chizy
  • Score: 15

10:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Tttoommy says...

Most ppl when they get a new job just resign from their current job and might get some holiday pay - wonder what he's getting? hundreds of thousands?
Most ppl when they get a new job just resign from their current job and might get some holiday pay - wonder what he's getting? hundreds of thousands? Tttoommy
  • Score: 7

1:57pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Cymru bach says...

The thing that comes to kind for me is Seagull management.

Fly in, **** all over them and fly out.

We are left to deal with the consequences of the decisions taken in the years ahead
The thing that comes to kind for me is Seagull management. Fly in, **** all over them and fly out. We are left to deal with the consequences of the decisions taken in the years ahead Cymru bach
  • Score: 11

4:08pm Fri 28 Mar 14

ScoobyDooby says...

janevans35 wrote:
Well well. What a surprise. Purt and his cohorts remove vital services from Withybush Hospital, and instantly removes himself from the scene of the crime. Job done.
Why not? It's what he did at Rochdale.
[quote][p][bold]janevans35[/bold] wrote: Well well. What a surprise. Purt and his cohorts remove vital services from Withybush Hospital, and instantly removes himself from the scene of the crime. Job done.[/p][/quote]Why not? It's what he did at Rochdale. ScoobyDooby
  • Score: 5

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