Trust announces departure of Interim Chief Executive

Date: 16 February 2022

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The Chief Executive of Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Dr George Findlay, is to leave his role in the summer to take up a new appointment.

Dr Findlay, who joined the Trust on an interim basis in May 2021, is to become Chief Executive of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust, where he was previously Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Medical Officer.

Medway’s Chair, Jo Palmer, said Dr Findlay had made a huge impact: “He quickly began to introduce new approaches and ways of working to accelerate our improvement and has worked with senior leaders to harness the potential of teams, demonstrating what we can achieve here at Medway,” she said.

“As a result, we are now seeing great improvements for our cancer patients, and in our Emergency Department patients are being seen more quickly.

“This is a great opportunity and on behalf of the Board I would like to thank Dr Findlay for all he has done during his time at Medway. He leaves with our heartfelt thanks and we wish him all the very best for the future.

“We are now working on the recruitment process to ensure we have a successor in place as quickly as possible so that we can continue our Patient First journey and take our services to good and outstanding.”

  • Summary:

    The Chief Executive of Medway NHS Foundation Trust, Dr George Findlay, is to leave his role in the summer to take up a new appointment.