Hospital job for ex-council boss

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FORMER council leader Mark Edgell has been appointed non-executive director of Rotherham Hospital.

Mr Edgell, who led Rotherham Council for three years until 2003, has joined Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the hospital.

The former economist will spend up to three days a month assisting the trust with specialist projects and attending board meetings.

He said: “I have a deep commitment to Rotherham and am passionate about helping local people to enjoy high quality public services.”