DWMH welcomes new Chair

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (DWMH) and Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust are pleased to confirm that the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA) has appointed Ben Reid to the role of Chair at DWMH and Danielle Oum to the role of Chair at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.

Ben, who after a 12 year tenure as Chair, is required to step down from Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, will take up the post of Chair of Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust with effect from 8 April 2016.

Ben Reid said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed both the challenges and opportunities of this role. With my tenure coming to an end being able to move to another NHS organisation in the Black Country and continue to work collaboratively with key stakeholders across the local health economy is an excellent opportunity. I can utilise the depth of experience which I have gained at the Trust to continue chairing partnerships across agencies and partners for the benefit of families in Walsall and Dudley.”

Danielle Oum, who is currently Chair of Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust was until September 2014, a Non-Executive Director at Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust.
Danielle said: “Having a longstanding commitment to the people of Walsall, I am delighted to be returning to Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust to support them through their improvement plan and beyond. In particular, I am looking forward to working with colleagues and partners to ensure we continue to provide high quality care to the communities we serve.”

Non-executive appointments to NHS Trusts made by the NHS TDA fall within the remit of the Commissioner for Public Appointments.