Local is elected as health trust’s interim chairman

NEWTOWNABBEY man Bob McCann has been elected interim chairman of the Northern Health and Social Care Trust.

Mr McCann, a non-executive Trust director, took up the role after the former chairman left the Trust last month.

He said: “The Trust remains totally committed to making sure that the highest standard of care is provided to all those who need our services.

“We have a great deal to be proud of, there are many examples of excellence across the range of our community and hospital services.

“In common with many other NHS organisations, the Trust faces many challenges at this time. It is most encouraging therefore to see the ongoing commitment and dedication of all our highly professional staff, who continually strive to provide the highest standard of care to all our patients and clients.

“Our achievements over the past years give us the confidence and determination to secure further necessary improvements in unscheduled care, and across all our services.

“Our goal is, and can be none other than, to achieve our agreed mission, to provide for all the care we would expect for our families and ourselves.”

Mr McCann is a chartered certified accountant with a management background in the private and public sectors.

He is a member of the Northern Trust’s User Feedback Committee, Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for the NI Commissioner for Children and Young People, a member of the NI Valuation Tribunal and member of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. He is also an Independent Member of the Audit Committee of the NI Housing Executive and a Non-Executive Director on Warrenpoint Harbour Authority.