Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust: trust details and documents.


This trust acquired Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust on 1 July 2016.

This trust acquired Liverpool Community Health NHS Trust on 1 April 2018.

Date authorised

1 May 2016

Regulatory action



Board of directors

  • Joe Raffety, Chief Executive
  • David Fearnley, Medical Director
  • Neil Smith, Executive Director of Resources/ Deputy Chief Executive
  • Elaine Darbyshire, Executive Director of Communications and Corporate Governance
  • Amanda Oates, Executive Director of Workforce
  • Ray Walker, Executive Director of Nursing
  • Louise Edwards, Director of Strategy
  • Beatrice Fraenkel, Chair
  • Mr Gerry O’Keeffe, Senior Independent Director
  • Nick Williams, NED
  • Matt Birch, NED
  • Brenda Roe, NED
  • Pamela Williams, NED

Council of Governors

Public Governors

  • Sandra Jane Wright-Perkins, Liverpool
  • Jess Chittenden, Liverpool
  • Jayne Moore, Liverpool
  • Eileen Petrie, Sefton
  • John Mousley, Sefton
  • Ian Macfarlane, West Midlands, North West of England and Wales
  • Hilary Tetlow, Local (Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)
  • George Allen, Local (Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)
  • Brian Murphy, Local (Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)
  • Johanna Birrell, Local (Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)
  • Debra Doherty, Local (Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)
  • Mark McCarthy, Local (Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)
  • Teresa McDonnell, Local (Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)
  • Martin Murphy, Local (Liverpool, Sefton and Knowsley)

Staff Governors

  • Maria Tyson, Nursing
  • Scott Parker, Nursing
  • Sara Finlayson, Other clinical, scientific, technical and therapeutic staff
  • David Kitchen, Other clinical, scientific, technical and therapeutic staff
  • Mandi Gregory, Non clinical
  • Mike Jones, Non clinical

Nominated Governors

  • Veronica Webster, Sefton Council (local authority)
  • Jane Lunt, Liverpool CCG (CCG)
  • Neil Frackelton, Sefton CVS (Voluntary sector)
  • Professor Clare Austin, Edge Hill University (Academic partner)
  • Tony Leo, NHS England


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Kings Business Park,
L34 1PJ


0151 473 0303


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