Annual Members' Meeting: A year in review

Date: 28 September 2023


The Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting took place on Wednesday 27 September 2023. 

Featured speaker was AranghanLingham, Darzi Fellow and Orthopaedic Registrar, on the subject of ‘Avoidable Cardiac Arrest Calls and Creating a Learning Culture with Patient First.’ He spoke about the multi discipline team success in reducing the number of avoidable cardiac arrest calls (‘crash’ calls) from an average of five a month to just one – ultimately saving lives. 

Our thanks especially also to Vimbai Bayonne, Medway Patient with Lived Experience and Diabetic Specialist Nurse who spoke about her experience of patient care. 

The Chair of the Trust, Jo Palmer, also welcomed Governors, members and volunteers, as well as representatives from Medway Council and other partner organisations. 

More than 80 people attended the meeting either in person at Medway Maritime Hospital and or virtually. 

Chief Executive Jayne Black spoke about the achievements of the past year, including improved CQC ratings in various services; the introduction of a Virtual Hub; improved care for patients with hip fractures and the launch of our new medical model. 

She also spoke about how we marked the one year anniversary of our improvement programme, Patient First, and how early successes from following this have already impacted on our performance in a number of areas. 

The Quality Account and an update on our Quality Strategy was presented by Chief Nursing Officer Evonne Hunt. Chief Financial Officer Alan Davies presented the Annual Accounts and Lead Governor Cllr David Brake gave an update on the valuable work Governors have done to support patient, public and community engagement over the past year. 

Our thanks to all who attended. If you missed the Annual Members Meeting: 

For information about future public events, please see our upcoming events page. 

To become a member of the Trust, please visit our membership page. 

  • Summary:

    The Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting took place on Wednesday 27 September 2023 and reflected on a year of successes and challenges.