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George Eliot Hospital welcomes new managing director

David Eltringham

George Eliot Hospital is pleased to announce the appointment of David Eltringham as its new managing director.

Mr Eltringham was officially appointed to the role on Monday (July 30) and will be based at the Nuneaton hospital site.

He brings a wealth of knowledge to this newly-created position. Starting with the NHS as a nurse in 1987 David has worked in high-profile roles within the NHS for more than a decade and has previously been Chief Operating Officer at both Birmingham Children's Hospital and the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Trust.

Most recently he worked as Senior Winter Advisor for NHS Improvement, visiting NHS Trusts across the Midlands and East and giving guidance to improve their A&E performances.David is a Registered Nurse.

David will report directly to George Eliot Hospital’s new Chief Executive, Glen Burley, and has responsibility for direct operational management and running of the hospital on a day-to-day basis. He will support work with managers and staff, engaging teams and clinical staff on the ground.

The appointment follows the announcement that George Eliot Hospital will become part of a foundation group of hospitals along with the South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) and Wye Valley NHS Trust (WVT). Mr Eltringham will be one of the three Managing Directors in post at each of the three hospitals.

Mr Eltringham said: “I am pleased to be joining the hospital at the start of this positive journey to help shape the future direction of the organisation, and I look forward to working with a team who are passionate about quality and patient care.”

George Eliot Hospital CEO, Glen Burley, said: “I am delighted to welcome David to the Trust. He has a strong background and will bring a fresh perspective to this crucial role while we work towards the foundation group model. We congratulate David on his appointment and welcome him to the hospital.”

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