WORKFORCE: A new finance director has been appointed at West Hertfordshire Hospitals Trust – which has also got a new medical director as it refreshes its leadership team.

Patrick Butterworth moves to the trust from Hinchingbrooke Hospitals, where he is commercial director. He will take up his new post in June.

Michael van der Watt has already taken over as medical director, after 12 years in the trust where he has also been divisional director of medicine. He is a consultant cardiologist.