NNUH Chairman steps down due to ill health

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, has announced that their Chairman, David White, will not be seeking a second term as Chair at the end of May due to serious ill health.

David joined the Trust in June 2019 from East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust and was Chief Executive of Norfolk County Council from 2006 to 2013.

He said: “The recently confirmed reoccurrence of a serious illness, that had been in remission for some years, is now causing ill health and I’m very disappointed that I won’t be able to continue working at the Trust.  It has been a great privilege to be the Chair of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals and I have been very proud to be part of the NNUH team.

“These have been, and continue to be very challenging times for our hospitals, but the fact that I have enjoyed my time as Chair, is because we have such amazing, dedicated, professional and caring staff.”

Sam Higginson, NNUH Chief Executive, said: “We are very sorry that David is leaving our Trust as Chair and we wish him all the best with his ongoing treatment. We want to thank David for his leadership and support over the last three years.”

The process of recruiting a new Chair at the Trust will take place shortly.