New boss for health trust

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A MENTAL health trust that provides some services in Hampshire has appointed a new chief executive.

Colm Donaghy will be taking over at the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on July 1 this year.

John Bacon, chairman of the Sussex Partnership, said: ‘I’m very pleased we have appointed someone of Colm’s calibre.

‘He is a highly experienced, with knowledge and expertise in health and social care.’

Mr Donaghy is currently the chief executive of the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust – the largest healthcare provider in Northern Ireland.

He said: ‘Mental health affects one in four of us and is a major cause of premature death. But we clearly have a way to go to achieve parity of esteem between physical and mental health care.’