George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust’s chairman Prem Singh has announced he will be stepping down from his role when his term of office ends at the end of March. On Tuesday, 5th February he confirmed to the hospital’s board that he would be leaving the organisation.
Prem agreed to join the trust in March 2018 for one year, alongside his position as Chairman of Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust.
Since he came to the post he has been dedicated to working with staff, volunteers and the whole healthcare community around George Eliot to drive the trust forward, while sharing learning from both the organisations he is involved with.
He said: “It is with sadness that I confirm my plans to step down from my role as Chair of GEH on 31st March 2019. This has always been the plan when I was approached by NHSi over a year ago to help and when I committed to a year. During my time here, I have been hugely impressed by the dedication of our staff and have also been privileged to work with an equally dedicated board. I believe we have made many positive strides and as a result secured a more certain future for GEH. My thanks to all my colleagues for making it such a pleasure to be your Chair”.
“I should like to wish my board colleagues and all the fantastic staff in this organisation, my very best wishes for the future, as you progress through the next phase of your journey. I am, of course, still here until the end of March and will I’m sure see many of you before I leave”.
George Eliot Hospital’s chief executive, Glen Burley, said: “On behalf of the board and staff across George Eliot Hospital I would like to thank Prem for his leadership and commitment to local hospital services, and to the wider community of Warwickshire. I wish him all the very best for the future.”
The Trust’s regulator NHS Improvement will lead on appointing Prem’s successor and further announcements will be made in due course.