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Chairman Appointed To Health Advisory Board

Jersey's Health Minister has announced the appointment of a lead member of a panel to oversee improvements in care standards at Health and Community Services.

Tom Hayhoe will chair the HCS  Advisory Board. He's previously been chairman of the West London and West Middlesex University NHS Trusts.

Since the board was set up in June 2023, it was being led by Professor Hugo Macie Taylor, whose August 2022 report exposed failings at the hospital.

The quarter of a million pound cost of his interim three-day-a-week contract prompted Constable Andy Jehan to resign from the previous government, who described it as  an 'indefensible misuse of taxpayers money'.  The extension of the professors contract, while the search for a replacement was ongoing, also cited as a major bone of contention on the vote that ousted former Chief Minister Kristina Moore.

New Health Minister Deputy Tom Binet has confirmed Mr Hayhoe's appointment:

“I am pleased to appoint Tom Hayhoe, who is a highly experienced non-executive director and Chair, with an exceptional understanding of health service delivery. I am confident that the skills and knowledge he will bring will help deliver the necessary change”.

Mr Hayhoe lives in London.   

Online adverts for the vacancy were offering an annual salary of £70,000 for the three-day-a-week position.


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