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Neil Turner Appointed Non-Executive Director

Newsdate: 8th March 2011

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust (WWL) is delighted to announce the appointment of Neil Turner as a Non-Executive Director of the Trust.

Neil brings a vast amount of knowledge having had extensive experience of working within public services at local government level. Neil was also Member of Parliament for Wigan for over 10 years and has campaigned at national level for improvements in health services and health funding within the Wigan constituency.

Les Higgins, Chairman of the Trust said, “It gives me great pleasure to announce Neil as our new Non-Executive Director. It is clear to me that Neil’s skills and attributes will complement those of the existing Board members. Neil’s contribution will be invaluable especially as we begin to plan to position the Trust to respond to the key challenges that the NHS, and the Trust, will be facing over the next few years”

Neil lives locally in Wigan with his wife Susan and he is a keen follower of Wigan Warriors.

The appointment was given final approval by the Trust’s Council of Governors at their meeting on 2 March and Neil will be starting his three-year term later this month.