December 5 2013 Latest news:
Monday, October 7, 2013
The East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust has appointed a new non-executive director.
Andrew Egerton-Smith MBE joins the trust as an associate non-executive director having previously served as chairman of the East Anglian Ambulance Service prior to the merger of ambulance services in 2006.
He also established the East Anglian Air Ambulance service in 1998 and is the chairman of the charity.
Dr Geoffrey Harris OBE, chair of the Trust said: “I have been looking to bring someone with significant ambulance experience to the Board, someone who knows the challenges and has helped overcome them before.
“Andrew fits this mandate, having helped turn around the former East Anglian Ambulance service and having established and led the East Anglian Air Ambulance.”
Dr Harris continued, “Andrew’s appointment further strengthens the expertise on the Board and demonstrates our intent on turning this ambulance service around and providing better services to patients.”
Mr Egerton-Smith’s appointment follows a clear out of the trust’s board which was completed in August.
He said: “I am delighted to have been invited to join the Board. My motivation is to assist with the rebuilding of the Trust to provide a safe, high quality emergency care service for the people of the east of England and one in which they can have confidence.”
His appointment will run for an initial period of two years from October 7 and he will receive a remuneration of £6,157 per annum.
An associate non executive director provides advice and challenge to the board, but is not a voting member, according to the trust.