WORKFORCE: The trust has announced the re-appointment of Scilla Smith as trust chair.

Ms Smith will receive annual remuneration of £23,366, which is the current rate for a chair of an NHS trust.  The appointment is for the period from 1 July 2011 to 31 March 2013.

Ms Smith has been trust chair since 2003, having previously been chair at Yorkshire Wolds and Coast Primary Care Trust.

She said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to continue as chairman of the trust. The challenge for us is to continue to improve the care we provide for our patients and I am looking forward to leading the organisation as we make the transition to foundation trust status.”