Chairman of health trust set to retire

Madeleine Keyworth, Chairman of RDaSH.
Madeleine Keyworth, Chairman of RDaSH.

The chairman of a mental health trust has announced her intention to retire later this year.

Madeleine Keyworth, who has served as Chairman of Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) for 12 years, announced that she will retire at the end of November.

The trust recently came under fire following the conviction of two health workers who abused disabled patient’s at a health unit.

Madeleine said: “I am proud to have shared in many significant developments and we have worked hard to constantly improve the quality of the care we deliver. We have invested in redesigning, modernising and building fantastic facilities for the provision of high quality care to support people accessing our services.

“I also want to acknowledge the commitment of the staff, governors, volunteers, stakeholders and directors of the Trust, without them we could not provide the range of services to those who we care for.”

Christine Bain, Chief Executive of RDaSH, said: “Madeleine will be a great loss to this Trust. I want to thank her for her hard work, commitment and personal dedication over the past 12 years.”

Madeleine has announced her retirement early to give the Trust time to recruit a successor.