Stephen Brazier

Lay governor for audit and conflicts of interests

Since 1996 Stephen has worked as a finance professional within a large central government department. Prior to this he trained at KPMG, undertaking audits, as junior, senior and audit manager. After leaving KPMG he undertook a number of private sector roles, principally within financial services.

He is a chartered accountant and has extensive experience in the public and private sector.

One Response to Stephen Brazier

  1. Michael Stewart

    Dear Mr Brazier,
    I am sure you are aware of the proposal to build an integrated Hospital/Leisure Centre on the site of the current Swan Centre.
    You may also be aware that there is an atmosphere of distrust concerning the consultation/engagement process, in which the views of the vast majority of those who attended were summarily dismissed.
    There was strong opposition to the choosing of the site, the combined enterprise, ( which is the first in the country to have this combination of health and leisure on one site.)
    That aside, there is disbelief that NHS/NCC are intending to build the leisure centre before any work starts on the hospital element. The new hospital project has been in the planning for nine years now, and going by their timescale, it will be a further seven years before it is delivered.
    There is also great concern that we are to lose more services than we have at present, and those that were planned for the refurbishment of the current Infirmary site in 2014/15.
    Trying to get anyone from CCG to outline exactly what services will be available is akin to the quest for the holy grail.
    The concerns are many, and complex, but many residents feel that there has been no transparency about the whole process, and that we will be fobbed off with a second rate service, and many more 120 mile journeys for simple procedures, even pre-op assessments.
    I would ask, on behalf of the residents of Berwick-upon-Tweed, that you could look into this very important matter, and investigate whether proper procedure and scrutiny has been followed.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Michael Stewart.

    Michael Stewart
    07923 358 036