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Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of our new chairman.

Current Chairman, Stuart Heys, is stepping down after nine years in the role- the maximum length of time allowed for the chairman position.

Sue Musson, who is the current Chairman of Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals NHS Trust, will take over from Stuart when his term of office comes to an end in January.

Sue has also held NHS Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director roles at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust and at Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.  She has served as a Patient Representative for the National Joint Registry for five years, a role that keeps her close to the patient experience.

Sue’s executive career has encompassed a number of roles focused on economic development, business development and consultancy within the UK and Europe. She has considerable experience of dealing with change management, strategic planning, research and building sustainable partnerships with agencies such as local authorities and universities.

Karen Partington, Chief Executive at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We want to say a big thank you to Stuart for his hard work and dedication over the past nine years. Stuart’s experience has been invaluable and brought a different perspective to how we work. Stuart has steadied the helm during one of the most challenging periods in our history, as the NHS has changed beyond recognition over the past 10 years as demand has grown and budgets have reduced. Stuart’s ability to assess and provide sound counsel has been invaluable and he will be greatly missed. However we are looking forward to welcoming Sue; she has a wealth of knowledge in similar roles at other trusts and we are sure she will be a valuable member of the team.”

New Chairman Sue Musson, said: “I am passionate about supporting the NHS to meet the population’s healthcare needs. It is a great privilege to be an NHS chairman, and I am very excited to be joining such an able and professional team.  I know my new colleagues share my total commitment to delivering the right outcomes for the people and communities we serve.”

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Andrew Mann
After 34 years working in numerous operational and communications disciplines for three FTSE companies (Yorkshire Electricity; Meggitt and BAE Systems), at over a dozen locations, on 24 November 2016, I became the inaugural editor of Business Lancashire. Business Lancashire is a good news, Lancashire focused, business website and daily newsletter. It is a partnership between The Samuel James Group and the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce. Over the years, I have written hundreds of press releases, features for trade magazines, copy for websites and brochures, edited in-house magazines and newsletters, as well as presenting a radio programme on Chorley FM. This experience has given me the ideal background for editing Business Lancashire.