Two join health board

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney has welcomed the appointment of two non-executive directors to its board. Patricia Brocklebank, 55, joins the team and John Plaskett, 61, already a non-executive director, is appointed as the audit chair on the board of the primary care trust in Beccles.

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney has welcomed the appointment of two non-executive directors to its board.

Patricia Brocklebank, 55, joins the team and John Plaskett, 61, already a non-executive director, is appointed as the audit chair on the board of the primary care trust in Beccles.

Mr Plaskett, a father-of-two from Gorleston, said: “I plan to use the experience gained in the electronics industry over 40 years to help steer the PCT to achieve our ambitious plans and provide a world-class health environment for the people of Waveney and Great Yarmouth.

“There will inevitably be major challenges ahead and I believe I can make a contribution to achieve change and provide improved services.”


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Mrs Brocklebank, a mother-of-one from Blofield, formerly a director at Anglian Water, said: “I think it's very worthwhile and the NHS has a huge challenge in the future to provide the services we need.

“I know the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area is very interesting because of the diversity in rural and urban communities throughout the area.”

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Mrs Brocklebank and Mr Plaskett started their four-year terms on Monday.

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