New Chairman at Weston Hospital

The NHS Trust Development Authority has confirmed today that Peter Carr, Chairman of Weston Area Health NHS Trust, has stood down and will be replaced by the Trusts’ current Vice-Chair Grahame Paine.


Grahame’s appointment is effective from the beginning of May. With extensive experience of Weston, Grahame has served as a Non-executive Director since March 2008 and as the Trust’s Vice-Chair since November 2010.


As a senior change management Executive, Grahame has a wealth of experience in strategic planning and managing large back office operations across multiple locations.


Nick Wood, Chief Executive of Weston Area Healthcare NHS Trust, said:


“Peter Carr joined the Trust in August 2013 as Chair of the Board with the remit of facilitating the transition of the Trust to a new organisation and therefore securing the sustainability of the services offered by the Trust.


“Peter was instrumental in identifying the acquisition of the Trust by a local NHS provider as the best way forward and has worked tirelessly to ensure that the acquisition of the Trust by Taunton and Somerset Foundation Trust progressed.


“He will be missed, but I am sure staff will be looking forward to working with Grahame, who is a familiar face to many of us already.”


Bob Alexander, Chief Executive of the NHS Trust Development Authority, said:


“I would like to personally thank Peter for the leadership he has shown at Weston Area Health NHS Trust. In what has been a challenging time for the NHS it has been critically important to have his expertise on the board to help take forward the acquisition of Weston Area Health Care NHS Trust.  We look forward to working with Grahame in his new role."