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David Nunns announced as new Chief Executive of Healthwatch Wigan
Tuesday 10th September, 2013

Healthwatch Wigan is pleased to announce Dave Nunns as its new Chief Executive. Healthwatch is the independent champion for local people on health and social care services in Wigan. Dave will be leading the organisation; responsible for gathering people’s experiences, representing people’s views and supporting people’s involvement in local health and social care services.

Dave has always worked in the voluntary sector and for the last twelve years has worked for Voluntary and Community Action Trafford (VCAT), leading it for the last year as its Chief Executive.

Throughout his time at VCAT Dave has supported local voluntary and community groups with fundraising, advice and information, working to ensure that there is a strong third sector in Trafford.

Dave is a passionate advocate of community engagement and of patient involvement. He is committed to working with local people to ensure they have a voice in health and social care services.

Dave Nunns commented "I am really excited to be joining the team at Healthwatch Wigan. We will be working hard to make sure that local people have a say in the planning and delivery of health and social care services across the Borough. This is a real opportunity to put local patients and service users at the heart of services in Wigan; making sure that agencies are providing the right services, at the right times and in the right places and that we are all working together to improve the long term quality of life for people locally."

Sir Ian McCartney, Chair of Healthwatch Wigan commented "We are pleased to welcome Dave Nunns to Healthwatch Wigan. Healthwatch Wigan is here to ensure people have a real voice in the planning and delivery of health and social care services across Wigan. The role of chief executive is an important and exciting one, offering an opportunity to be a driving force for good in the community. All of us involved in Healthwatch are working to ensure that it is a successful organisation, rooted in the community and responsive to their needs.

Members of the public and patients can contact Healthwatch Wigan to have their say on health and social care in the borough by either ringing us on 01942 489737, emailing us at info@healthwatchwigan.org or via the website www.healthwatchwigan.org

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