The partnership created to deliver high quality care for patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham has a new leader at the helm - Robin Morrison has been appointed as the Independent Chair of the Right Care Right Here Partnership.
The Partnership’s vision is to bring services closer to home, improve quality, and support people to live healthier lives.
At the heart of the Partnership is the transformation of local services, to prepare for the new Midland Met Hospital due to open in Smethwick by 2018. Robin is tasked with driving forward this vision for Sandwell and West Birmingham.
Robin Morrison, Chair of the Right Care Right Here Partnership, said: “I’m honoured to be taking on this leadership role. There is a lot of work to do over the next five years, as we transform health and social care for local people.
“We know we need to bring services closer to home, review urgent and emergency care and support joint working between health and social care. This is an exciting time to be working in Sandwell and West Birmingham, where local partners have been working towards the new Midland Met Hospital for over 10 years.
“Over the next five years a lot of our work will be spent preparing the wider health and social care system. I’m looking forward to being involved in this flagship project, and helping to deliver this long awaited vision for local people.”
Robin brings a wealth of experience to the role from the local authority and health sector. He started his career as Chartered Civil Engineer, and culminated as the Chief Executive of Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council. Whilst working at the Council, he led the transformation of social care services working closely with health services. Robin lives in Wolverhampton and is also the Chair of Staffordshire Healthwatch.