New NHS Director to focus on accessibility of mental health in Sheffield

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new non-executive director to chair their committee on mental health legislation.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 9:08 am
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC) has appointed a new Non-Executive Director, Olayinka Fadahunsi-Oluwole (Yinka), to chair their committee on mental health legislation.
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust (SHSC) has appointed a new Non-Executive Director, Olayinka Fadahunsi-Oluwole (Yinka), to chair their committee on mental health legislation.

TOlayinka Fadahunsi-Oluwole, known as Yinka, will be working to make sure Sheffielders receive services that are accessible, open, and fair.

Yinka also works as a specialty doctor in community paediatrics and neurodisability at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. She moved to the UK from Nigeria in 1989 and has lived in Sheffield since 2017.

Yinka said: “It is my fervent wish to support the trust in promoting primary care, supporting mental health, learning disability, social concerns, and other specialist services.

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“I believe diversity of race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, and culture should be celebrated and respected with equal opportunities for all. It is the right of every single member of the Trust to be heard and have their concerns practically and sensitively addressed.

“As a black woman who has lived in the United Kingdom for over 30 years, I can support the Trust in building a happy and efficient workforce as we deliver excellent care. In addition, having a disability myself, I feel even more able to empathise with our clients, patients, and colleagues.

“I find it a great honour and privilege to have been given this opportunity at SHSC, to serve as a non-executive director in the city I love and in a crucial field of health.”