Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed a new chief executive.
Jon Green, the executive chief operating office at nearby West Suffolk Foundation Trust, will make the step up to this esteemed position.
This move will become effective in May, with Green replacing Dorothy Hosein.
Hosein is moving on to what she described as “new opportunities”.
The executive intends to assist other trusts facing similar difficulties to King’s Lynn.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital is a small rural district hospital which has faced significant financial pressure and struggled to attract staff.
The trust released a statement on the tenure of Hosein, while the executive herself commented on her time overseeing the region’s NHS services.
“Over the last two years I have taken the QEH team on an improvement journey which has given me great insight into what is needed to bring about the transformation required by providers if they are to meet the challenges faced in today’s healthcare system. I intend to seek new opportunities to use my skills to help other trusts who are facing similar problems to those which were faced by The QEH when I joined.”
Trust chair Edward Libbey was enthusiastic about the new appointment, and explained the reasons for the decision.
“We are delighted to be welcoming Jon to our hospital. He was a standout candidate and brings with him an exceptional acute operational background having managed services at acute sites in London, the East Midlands and West Suffolk.”
Libbey also took the time to proclaim the performance pf the outgoing Hosein.
“Dorothy has given a great deal to this organisation over the past few years and everyone at QEH thanks her for her dedication. It is thanks to Dorothy’s leadership that Jon is joining a dynamic organisation which, though not without its problems, has been recognised at a regional, national and parliamentary level as having achieved so much in such a short period of time.”
Commenting on his new role, Green suggested that it is an exciting and challenging time for healthcare in the region.
“I am excited by the opportunity to help QEH at such an important stage in its recovery and to lead the organisation as it strives to deliver high quality healthcare. I am really looking forward to bringing some of my experiences from elsewhere and working with all staff to develop an organisation that we and our community can rightly be proud of.”