Over 80 guests attended the renaming of Trust HQ on Friday 5 October at Alie Street in honour of Dr Robert Dolan, Chief Executive of the Trust from 2010 to 2016. His wife Jean, daughter Clara and step-son Amrit along with some longstanding friends came along to unveil a commemorative plaque and join guests in taking afternoon tea.
Dr Robert Dolan was a highly regarded clinician and a leader, a national figure in the field of forensic mental health services who had a total commitment to offering compassionate, high quality care to service users who he always treated with dignity and respect.
He was regarded as an inspiring teacher who could not stand indifference to people’s suffering. He was financially astute and laid down strong financial foundations that the Trust still maintains today. He is credited with taking the Trust to its 'Outstanding' rating for the quality of its services and being financially viable.
Chief Executive, Dr Navina Evans, noted that Robert had had a profound impact on many who had known him. He was highly intelligent and could look at a set of figures and know the story they were telling. Clara, Robert's 15 year old daughter, cut the ribbon across the plaque and the building was officially named Robert Dolan House.
The full address of ELFT's Headquarters is:
Robert Dolan House
9 Alie Street