New chair for Midlothian Integration Joint Board

Councillor Catherine Johnstone will oversee “exciting and challenging time” for the board

Wednesday 26th June 2019

Councillor Catherine Johnstone has been appointed as the new chair of Integration Joint Board (IJB) after votes were cast at yesterday’s meeting of the Midlothian Council.

Commenting on the two-year-long appointment, Allister Short, chief officer of the Midlothian IJB, said: “It’s an exciting and challenging time for the IJB as we make important decisions about the future of health and social care in Midlothian. 

“We are working to reduce delayed discharge and repeat emergency admissions; making changes to infrastructure that will allow people to be treated closer to home and putting ill health prevention at the centre of what we do.

“I am delighted to welcome Councillor Johnstone as our new Chair to help guide that process of transformation.”