Following a successful interview, Brendan Ryan has been appointed as the permanent medical director at our hospital. Brendan’s appointment is the final senior appointment of the trust’s new executive team and we are delighted that he has accepted the role. As you will know, we now have a permanent executive team to help take us forward. Our immediate objective is to ensure we are taken out of special measures following the next CQC visit and Brendan’s expertise will help us do that. Congratulations Brendan on your new appointment.