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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Former Keighley councillor named as new governor of Bradford hospital trust

Mr Choudhry, who served as a school governor at Holycroft Primary School for eight years, has been announced as one of the new governors for Bradford NHS Foundation Trust.

A former councillor for Keighley has been named as one of Bradford NHS Foundation Trust’s newest governors.

Five new governors have been elected to support the Trust as part of its Council of Governors.

Khalid Choudhry, a software engineer who served as councillor for Keighley for four years between 2011 and 2015 and a governor at Holycroft Primary School for eight years, is among those selected to represent members of the Trust and the community it serves.

Mr Choudhry, previously said: “I am a great believer in the NHS and the fantastic services it provides. I am keen to see its range and expertise grow despite operating under tough financial constraints.

“I also believe patients should be treated equally, fairly and with respect and that they should have the opportunity to improve the quality of care within their hospital.”

The role of the Council of Governors is to represent the interests of Bradford Teaching Hospitals’ service users, local communities and its Foundation Trust members and to hold the non-executive directors to account for the performance of the Board.

Following a successful election campaign, the Trust announced the following appointments:

  • Dr John Bolton, Staff: Medical and Dental
  • Sister Raquel Licas, Staff: Nursing and Midwifery
  • Khalid Choudhry, Public Governor Keighley
  • Public Governor Bradford East – to be announced once preliminary checks are complete
  • Kathryn Simons-Porter, Public Governor Bradford East

Trust Chairman, Dr Maxwell Mclean, said: “I’m delighted to welcome our new governors to the Council. All five of them bring a wealth of experience and will undoubtedly play a vital role in representing the interests of our Foundation Trust members and the local communities we serve.

“I would like to thank all the candidates who put their name forward in this election; and to everyone who used their voice and voted.”

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