New Health Organisation Appoints Senior Team

PCH execs and non-execs: from left, Dr John Lander, Nick Buckland OBE, Helen Newson, Kevin Baber, Jacquie Kessell, Michael Williams and Susan Bulley

The new organisation set up to run the county’s adult community health services later this year, has now appointed most of its top team.

Peninsula Community Health (PCH) has named three of the four directors who will work alongside Chief Executive-Designate, Kevin Baber and Michael Williams, Chairman-Designate. They are Helen Newson, the current Deputy Director of Community Health Services, Susan Bulley, who becomes Chief Operating Officer and Jacquie Kessell, Associate Director of Workforce Operations who becomes its Director of Human Resources.

Three of four non-executive directors have also been appointed to the Board. Nick Buckland OBE, Dr John Lander and Paul Masters will officially join the Board on Saturday 1st October, the date when the transfer is planned to take place, subject to the final approval of NHS Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, the Primary Care Trust.

It’s Board meets on 28th September to review progress with a view to allowing the formal transfer to go ahead on this date.

Nick Buckland, lives near Launceston and runs an organic farm. Dr John Lander, who lives near Truro, is also a governor of Truro and Penwith College.

Paul Masters is the Assistant Chief Executive at Cornwall Council.

A fourth non-executive director will be appointed within the first year.

PCH will be responsible for the adult community health services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, including the county’s 14 community hospitals, district nurses, health visitors, speech and language therapists and minor injury units.

As a not-for-profit, community interest company, PCH will be expected to operate for the benefit of the community.