17 December 2013
New non-executive director appointed
Executive of North Bristol NHS Trust Ruth Brunt has been appointed
a non-executive director at Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health
Partnership Trust, having fulfilled an associate role since
She has been appointed for four years by the Trust Development
Agency having been through a rigorous interview process following
public advertising of the role.
Ruth has brought to the Trust some 40 years' NHS experience
through a wide ranging career encompassing roles in hospital
nursing, midwifery, district nursing, nurse education and
management. Until retiring in 2012, Ruth had spent 13
years in a variety of executive director roles including nursing,
operations and most recently Chief Executive at North Bristol
Ruth joined AWP in January as a non-executive associate
director, increasing the clinical and nursing voice on the
AWP chair Tony Gallagher said the Trust had benefited
significantly from Ruth's knowledge and experience throughout the
past year and that he was delighted she had been appointed to the
role. "I am sure she will continue to make a major contribution to
the Trust as we move forward on our foundation trust journey.
This Trust is committed to delivering services of the highest
quality in an open and transparent way and Ruth's experience and
knowledge will help our Trust to achieve these goals"
Ruth said: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as an associate
non-executive director and look forward to helping the Trust move
forward in the coming years. I believe that my nursing and
management experience, allied to my knowledge of the local health
community will enable me to make a positive contribution to the
work of our Trust."
Ruth fulfills a vacancy caused earlier this year by the
resignation of Peter Greensmith who relocated outside the area.
Ruth will be paid the current remuneration of £6,157 for
non-executive directors of NHS Trusts. And will follow the "codes
of Conduct and Accountability in the NHS".