Robert Packham, Chief Officer of Perth & Kinross Health and Social Care Partnership, has announced his decision to retire at the end of April 2019. He will remain in post until this date.
In July 2015, Rob was appointed as the first Chief Officer to the newly formed Partnership. This new role was introduced to lead the integration of adult health and social care services in Perth & Kinross, provided by NHS Tayside and Perth & Kinross Council.
Rob said, “It has been a privilege to lead the team for the past three years. I applied for the job because integration of health and care services brings a real opportunity to improve the lives of people living in Perth & Kinross. I will be leaving a great team who will continue to work with the people of Perth & Kinross in redesigning health and care for the future.
“I would like to pay tribute to my many colleagues who deliver health and care services across P&K and my fellow Directors in both the Council and NHS Tayside. I am grateful to our Integration Joint Board, elected members and NHS Board members for the support and challenge they bring, and to all the people and communities who speak up for those who use our services and the many who care for them.
“This job has allowed me to be part of the wider business of both the Health Board and the Council. I have learned so much and have been proud to work with such dedicated people who come to work every day to make a meaningful difference.”
Chief Executive of NHS Tayside Malcolm Wright said, “I wish Robert a long and happy retirement. I would like to pay tribute to his work in successfully establishing the Perth & Kinross Integration Joint Board and his tireless work in improving health and care for the population of Perth & Kinross and more widely across NHS Tayside.
“I would like to thank Robert in particular for his contribution to the Executive Leadership of NHS Tayside and his support for me as Chief Executive.”
Karen Reid, Chief Executive of Perth & Kinross Council, said, “Rob has made a significant contribution to transforming the way health and social care services are provided, and delivering better outcomes for communities across Perth & Kinross. I wish him all the best in the next stage of his life.”