- Sir Robert Finch becomes
chairman of Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, bringing
significant board experience from both the business and not-for-profit
sectors. Sir Robert has a legal background and spent much of his career
at the City law firm Linklaters. He is a former Lord Mayor of London
and has also been a Church Commissioner.
Sir Robert replaces The Rt. Hon Lord Newton of Braintree, who retires from the post after eight years.
- A groundbreaking project
which uses singing as a therapy for respiratory patients is launched.
“Singing for Breathing” workshops offer patients a fun and informal way
to learn more about breathing control and technique. The project is
made possible by a special fundraising concert held last year in memory
of renowned singing teacher – and Royal Brompton patient – Ian Adam.