10 APR 2017

Karen meets with new Acute Trust CEO

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch County, met with newly appointed chief executive officer at the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust (WAHT) in Redditch on Friday (7 April 2017).

Michelle McKay joined WAHT on 27 March 2017, committing her long term future to Worcestershire having made a move from South Australia.

The hour-long meeting with other Worcestershire MPs took place at the Alexandra Hospital, and Karen said: "We had been awaiting the arrival of Michelle for some time since her appointment, and I was delighted that our first meeting took place at the Alex.

"Although she is under no illusion as the task she is undertaking, we as MPs were able to ask her further about her background and to put over our first views as to the priorities for the Trust going forward, as well as discuss concerns for recruitment and waiting lists after the winter."

Over the last 15 years, Michelle has held a range of executive positions within the health system in Australia. She has managed acute health services, including a District of 17 geographically dispersed hospitals across Southern Queensland and a large tertiary hospital in Adelaide, South Australia.

Picture: New CEO at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, Michelle McKay, meets Worcestershire MPs Robin Walker, Karen, Mark Garnier and Harriett Baldwin.

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