²gether NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to welcome new Non-Executive Director, Sumita Hutchison, to the Board.
Sumita, who lives in Bristol, is hoping to use both her personal and professional experience to support the work of the Trust.
“We are at an exciting point in the Trust’s development, in the lead up to our merger with Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust. We have the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the people we serve and improve health outcomes,” Sumita said.
Sumita is a lawyer by background and a social care commissioner. She is also currently a Non- Executive Director on the Board of Bristol Community Health. In addition, she is one of the founding members of the Mayoral Bristol Commission for Race Equality and a member of the Women’s Commission (Bristol).
Ingrid Barker, our Chair, welcomed Sumita to the Board.
She said: “Sumita’s background, experience and passion for equality and diversity will make her a huge asset to our Board and the wider Trust.
“We are at a turning point in mental health, learning disability and community health services in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire, so Sumita joins us at an exhilarating and significant time.
“I am very much looking forward to working alongside her, as I know my fellow Board members are.”