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Chairman's Bulletin June 2012

Welcome to June's e-bulletin which gives Governors news and information about our Trust and what is going on in the NHS.

I recently attended a double celebration at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital where there were events to celebrate its third birthday and Chairman of the Trustees of Action for Sick Children Pamela Barnes presented a clock to formally cement the long standing relationship between our two organisations. They have played a major part in how sick children are cared for and looked after in hospitals today and we're all delighted to recognise our relationship with them. Pamela Barnes and Action for Sick Children have transformed hospital care for children.

I also attended an event to recognise the achievements of young people with learning disabilities who have been taking part in a training and employment programme to gain skills and paid, permanent employment. Project Search is a 12 month project that provides on the job training opportunities, leading to permanent opportunities through a series of three 10 week internships. Last year our partnership working with The Manchester College and Pure Innovations helped six young people find permanent jobs in our Trust and successfully complete their City and Guilds Certificate in Personal Progression through Employment. Our challenge is to repeat the same success with our new cohort of trainees this year.

Plans are well underway for our third Young People's Health Event on Wednesday 3rd July from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm in Nowgen. Last year's was extremely successful and we would urge your support on the day.

If there is anything I can do to assist you in your role as a Governor, please contact me on 0161 276 8661 or at peter.mount@cmft.nhs.uk.