Restoring Open Board meetings
During Covid-19 and since March 2020 the Trust had stood down
public board meetings, in line with Government safety guidance.
Ongoing Public Health England advice for hospitals and restrictions
on hospital visiting meant that the Trust continued to restrict
attendance at its public meetings and had begun a process of
publishing recordings. However due to issues with technology this
was discontinued with papers and meeting schedules continuing to be
published online along with contact details should the public wish
to get in touch.
After due consideration, we consider it important that
proceedings are - even virtually - able to be accessed by the
public for public accountability and are therefore introducing
public attendance through a virtual meeting format. This will
enable members of the public to attend through Microsoft Teams and
observe the meeting as if they were in the room.
In order to be provided with a link, we would ask you to get in
touch with our Foundation Trust Office via: cdda-tr.Foundation@nhs.net
to register your interest for a specific meeting. A link will then
be shared in the lead up to the meeting.
We do ask for all attendees to follow some virtual meeting
Our next open board meeting is on Wednesday 30th
November 2022 and we look forward to welcoming virtual
We publish agendas and supporting documents in advance of the
meeting and these can be accessed by clicking on the links to the
right of this page. Please note that you may need to download
the latest version of Adobe Flash Player - this is free and
instructions will be provided if you click on the link that
appears. Depending on your device, you may then need to
select Adobe Acrobat if you see an 'open with' option.
If you require any of the documents found on these pages in an
alternative format, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the
Foundation Trust Office via their email address: cdda-tr.Foundation@nhs.net
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
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compassion from all staff involved'.
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