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RCHT consultant resigns from board

The most senior consultant at the Royal Cornwall Hospital has resigned from the board. Medical director Paul Upton is now the fifth member of the management team of one of the region's biggest hospitals to stand down.

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Statement on resignation of hospital trust chairman

The Chief Executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has issued a statement following the resignation of Martin Watts as chairman.

We can confirm that Martin Watts has today resigned as Chairman of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

We are talking to the NHS Trust Development Authority about interim arrangements.

My focus and that of our staff remains on providing excellent patient care.

– Lezli Boswell, Chief Executive at RCHT

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