STRUCTURE: Ipswich Hospital Trust is looking for a new chairman to replace Mike Brookes who stood down at the end of last year.

Mr Brookes’ retirement after five and a half years as chairman was announced earlier in December, although he had told board members of his intention earlier in the year as he was moving away.

Chief executive Andrew Reed paid tribute to his work and said it was typical of him that he wanted to stay through a Care Quality Commission follow-up report and to ensure that there was a strong financial recovery programme was in place.

Interim chair is Dave Norval.