Trevor Purt appointed CEO of Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT

Date published: 29 August 2006

The North West Strategic Health Authority has confirmed that Trevor Purt has been appointed Chief Executive Officer designate for the new boroughwide Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Primary Care Trust.

Mr Purt will be confirmed in his new post once the new Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT becomes effective on 1 October 2006.

“I am delighted to have this opportunity to continue to contribute to public service in the Rochdale borough,” he said. “I have been honoured to lead Rochdale PCT for the last three years and I am extremely proud of our staff’s outstanding achievements. Our efforts have been recognised by others –having been awarded the highest standard of “3 Stars” and we were assessed as being in the top 10% of Primary Care Trusts in the country.

“The NHS is on the verge of significant change, as we see the focus increasingly switch from hospitals to providing care closer to home, with far greater emphasis on patient choice and quality of care.

“I am more than aware that tackling health inequalities in the borough is a challenge, but a challenge I am sure we can rise to. An exciting future lies ahead of us with the new Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale PCT ensuring that community healthcare is planned and delivered across the borough to a high standard.

“The new PCT will continue to be responsive to the needs of individuals as well as the needs of the local community and will be innovative in its delivery of healthcare, working hard to improve health for everyone living in the borough.”

Marilyn Aldred, current acting chairwoman of Rochdale PCT said: “I am very proud of the achievements of Rochdale PCT over the last four years. Under the very able leadership of Trevor many teams and individuals have delivered great improvements and innovations in primary care for Rochdale people. I am confident that the new organisation will continue the momentum, enabled by Trevor's successful and visionary talents, towards an even better community health service for all our residents. On behalf of my fellow Board members I would like to congratulate Trevor on his appointment and wish the new organisation every success in the future.”

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