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NHS GREATER GLASGOW AND CLYDE CHAIRMAN WELCOMES NEW APPOINTMENTS

April 28, 2006 10:54 AM

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman Professor Sir John Arbuthnott is welcoming two new appointments to the authority's board. The Health Minister, Andy Kerr, has invited Councillor Tommy Williams and Councillor Tom Fyfe join the board of the newly-created NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde from Renfrewshire and Inverclyde Councils respectively, to reflect the board's expanded geographical area of responsibility.

Sir John said: "I am absolutely delighted that two men of such experience and wisdom are joining the board of the new NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. I wish them well and look forward to working with them both".

Councillor Williams has served in local Government since 1984 and is currently Convener of the Renfrewshire Council Community and Family Care Policy Board and Chair of Renfrewshire Joint Care. He is married with one daughter and lives in Paisley. Councillor Williams said: "I am very pleased to be joining the board of the new NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. I am keen to play my part in developing health care for the people of Renfrewshire and beyond, and I look forward to serving on the board".

A doctor by profession, Tom Fyfe worked as a Consultant at the Southern General Hospital, specialising in cardiology, for over twenty years. He retired from the NHS in 2001 and was elected to Inverclyde Council in 2003. Councillor Fyfe said: "I'm delighted to be appointed to the Board of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde. Having spent my life working in medicine, I am honoured to represent the people of Inverclyde on the Board, and hope I can contribute to achieving a first class service for the West of Scotland as a whole and to maintaining specialist services at Inverclyde Royal".

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For more information contact Annalena Winslow at NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4447.

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