Professor joins King’s Lynn hospital board

Ian Harvey is a non-executive director at the QEH
Ian Harvey is a non-executive director at the QEH
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A professor aims to help put Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital at the forefront of quality services after joining the trust’s board.

Prof Ian Harvey will be taking a seat in the board room as a non-executive director at the Gayton Road Hospital.

As a non-executive director, he will be playing a role in helping to shape the strategy and vision for the hospital.

Prof Harvey joined the University of East Anglia since 1998 and has been Dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences for the last seven years.

The Epidemiology professor said: “The Queen Elizabeth Hospital has always been a valued partner of UEA, and I am very enthusiastic about being a part of the board.

“We are working to put the hospital at the forefront of high quality clinical services, encouraging new thinking about roles and responsibilities within health and social care.

“We need a whole system approach to the challenges of health and social care, with the patient’s individual experience being of fundamental importance.”

He qualified as a doctor from Cambridge and Cardiff before going onto work in hospitals and general practice.

Prof Harvey spent most of his career working in universities and has been a non-executive director of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust for three years.

The married father-of-three enjoys walking, reading and is a season ticket holder at Norwich City.

QEH trust chairman Edward Libbey has welcomed Prof Harvey to the team.

He said: “We are delighted to welcome Ian to the board, which further compliments the recent appointments of Dave Thomason and Maureen Carson.

“Ian makes a fantastic addition on our journey of improvement, as he will be able to share the wealth of skill and experience he has acquired over his extremely successful professional career.

“We are all looking forward to working alongside him, as we aim for excellence.”