Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust has announced that Alan McCarthy, chair, will be leaving the Trust at the end of the summer to take on the role as Chair of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH).
Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, said:
“Alan has made a fantastic contribution to the successful transformation of SASH and the significant improvements to patient care over the past eight years and SASH has benefitted greatly from his extensive experience and energy.
“I want to personally thank Alan for his positive counsel and mentorship not just for myself but for our Board too. I recognise the very good reasons behind his decision to move to a new challenge. He will be missed.”
Alan McCarthy, chair, Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, said:
“It is with a very heavy heart that I leave SASH and my thanks go to Michael, the members of the Board and everyone at SASH for their support and commitment. It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career and it is with great pride that I can say I was part of the improvement journey at SASH. I am confident that under the excellent leadership of Michael and his team that the improvement journey will continue apace.”
“It has taken a very special opportunity to prise me away from SASH. WSHFT, like SASH, is a high performing Trust, just along the coast from where I live. BSUH is a Trust on an improvement journey located in my home city. It really is the perfect opportunity for me to continue my contribution to the NHS.”
Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive, added: “We are in discussion with NHS
Improvement to finalise our recruitment plans for a new Chair.”