– Resignation statement by Sue Hall, former Non Executive Director of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
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.
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.