26 September 2019

Chair re-appointed at AWP Mental Health NHS Trust

Charlotte Hitchings has been re-appointed for a second term as the Chair of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

Charlotte has been the Chair of AWP since November 2016. 

Trust Chief Executive, Dominic Hardisty, said: "I am delighted that Charlotte has been re-appointed as Chair for our Trust.  In the short time I have been Chief Executive at AWP I have seen first-hand what a great ambassador and champion of mental health she is.  Charlotte is a committed and determined leader and I am looking forward to working with her to constantly improve the care AWP provides to our patients and their carers." 

Charlotte said: "I am absolutely delighted to be re-appointed as Chair of AWP.  I am proud to be leading the Board of an organisation that has such dedicated, kind, caring and hardworking staff who work tirelessly for our patients. 

I am looking forward to working closely with our new leadership team to help the Trust move forward in the coming years.  We will ensure that patients and carers are at the centre of what we do and that staff are enabled to make a real difference in the care we provide." 

Charlotte's second term of office will run from 7 November 2019 to 6 November 2022.  The re-appointment is made by NHS Improvement using their powers delegated by the Secretary of State for Health. 



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