WORKFORCE: Yeovil District Hospital Foundation Trust finance director Libby Walters is leaving the trust after 18 years.

Ms Walters, who started at Yeovil as a management trainee, is moving to Dorset County Hospital Foundation Trust as finance director this month.

In his report to August’s board meeting chief executive Paul Mears said: “I would like to thank Libby for her commitment, hard work and professionalism over the years she has worked at YDH and in particular the calm and steady way that as director of finance she has led the finance team and ensured we maintain a strong financial position.

“Libby will be greatly missed by many in the organisation and I know that the Board will join me in thanking her for her outstanding contribution and wish her well in her new role.”

A selection process for the new director of finance and corporate services was due to take place on 11 September.