Following successful appointments in February and April, Hywel Dda University Health Board is delighted to announce that two directors will be joining the organisation in the summer. Mandy Rayani will take up the post of Director of Nursing, Quality & Patient Experience and Ros Jervis will be the new Director of Public Health.

Mandy Rayani, who will join the health board on 18 June 2017, is currently the Chief Nurse at Solent NHS Trust. She is a registered mental health nurse and, prior to working in Solent NHS Trust, she was the Deputy Director of Nursing in Cardiff & Vale University Health Board for seven years.

In accepting the post Mandy said: “I am thrilled to have been offered the role of Director of Nursing, Quality and Patient Experience in Hywel Dda University Health Board and I am really looking forward to joining the organisation in the near future.

“Whilst I have thoroughly enjoyed working in England for the last few years, it will be lovely coming home to Wales to work with the talented nursing and midwifery leadership team within the University Health Board and across NHS Wales.”

Ros Jervis, who has a Masters Degree in Public Health as well as a First Class Honours Degree in Environmental Health will take up her post on 17 July 2017.

Since 2012, Ros has been the Director of Public Health at the City of Wolverhampton Council. Other roles she has held include Co-Chair of the Local Health Resilience Partnership, Vice-Chair of the Child Death Overview Panel (Wolverhampton and Walsall), member of the West Midlands Network and National Council for the Association of Directors of Public Health and she currently has a leading role in the development and delivery of the ‘Public Health Offer’ to the West Midlands Combined Authority.

In accepting the post, Ros said: “I am totally thrilled to be joining Hywel Dda as the Director of Public Health. I am passionate and totally committed to public health practice and I enthusiastically believe I can make a difference to improving health outcomes for local people”.

“I am excited to have the opportunity to work collaboratively with local health, social care and public health services, voluntary and community groups and council teams and I also want to get to know local people, particularly those champions within communities that work tirelessly to help others.”

Steve Moore, Chief Executive at Hywel Dda University Health Board, said: “We are delighted that both Mandy and Ros will be joining us soon. We look forward to welcoming them to our organisation and working with them as part of our Executive Team and Board. These are both vital roles, which we know Mandy and Ros will take forward with their strong commitment, leadership and experience.”

For the latest news and updates from Hywel Dda University Health Board visit www.hywelddahb.wales.nhs.uk.

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