Adrian Stone is Sheffield Hospitals Charity's new chair of trustees

Sheffield Hospitals Charity's new chair of trustees is appealing for others to join him in overseeing the work the charity does to enhance the care of the city’s patients.

Adrian Stone, who’s recently retired from professional services provider KPMG, was approached for the role due to his successful and extensive career and senior level  experience of leading large teams of people.

The charity is now calling out for new trustees to join Adrian, to work as a team to develop the work and income of the charity, ensuring funds are used to support local doctors and nurses to deliver the best possible care.  

Sheffield Hospitals Charity is a wonderful organisation brimming with potential

Adrian said: “I’ve spent a large portion of my career leading large teams of people and have wide exposure to the way boards of directors operate. I’ve seen some great examples of best practice and I’d like to help bring those to the charity.

“The more I learn about the charity, the more interested I become in its work and the potential it has to help people from all walks of life in Sheffield and the surrounding region.

“My wife and her family are all from Sheffield and bringing up three children in the city I’ve had some exposure to all of the hospitals.  My wife and I were particularly fortunate to come under the care of a consultant who did some pioneering work with those unlucky enough to experience recurrant miscarriages.

“Sheffield Hospitals Charity is a wonderful organisation brimming with potential to bring more help to the stretched budgets of the city’s hospitals.”

Sheffield Hospitals Charity supports the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Northern General Hospital, Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Weston Park Cancer Hospital, Jessop Wing maternity hospital, and services delivered in the community.

Its core mission is to make life better for patients by improving the care and treatment they receive. This is achieved by raising funds and making grants to support areas beyond the scope of NHS funding.

Recent projects include a £300,000 appeal to fund three new birthing pool rooms at the Jessop Wing, a £90,000 research project into incurable blood cancer, Myeloma, and the funding of a £2million helipad, along with countless smaller projects which make a big difference to local patients.

Adrian with charity Director, David Reynolds.

David Reynolds. Executive Director at Sheffield Hospitals Charity, said: “We welcome people of all backgrounds to apply for our Board of Trustees.

“We are striving to be as diverse as the communities we serve and therefore particularly welcome applications from women, from the local Black and minority ethnic communities, and from people with a disability.  

“We would be particularly interested to appoint as a part of our Board of Trustees a GP from North Sheffield, a medical professional, a Senior Nurse or allied health professional and a research clinician with an interest in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. We are also seeking an experienced fundraising professional.”

The closing date for applications is Monday 17 December. To apply, or for more information, visit www.sheffieldhospitalscharity.org.uk/jobs