I served as a non-executive director and chair of the audit committee of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust for almost four years until yesterday, when, with extreme sadness, I concluded that I could no longer fulfil the essential oversight and assurance role which is that of the independently appointed non-executive. I very much hope and expect that the progress made in recent years towards strengthening the organisation and ensuring high quality health care for Cornwall will be continued.
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