APPOINTMENTS Sean Lyons has been appointed as the new chairman of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Chris Mellor, the outgoing interim chairman said: “Sean is currently one of our recently appointed non executive directors and so has seen the trust first hand over the past few weeks. 

“Sean brings with him an abundance of Board level and management experience and I am sure as chairman will help to provide the stability and leadership the Trust requires going forward.”

Mr Lyons said: “Since joining the trust as non executive director I have been impressed with the dedication and enthusiasm of the staff, and the quality of the services and facilities the Trust provides to its patients. 

“The organisation has seen a great deal of change over recent years, but I am aware of what has been achieved over recent months to begin to put the Trust on a more solid and sustainable footing for the future.”