A corporate banker has been appointed the new chairman of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) today confirmed the appointment of Ron Buchanan as the new permanent Chairman of the trust.
Mr Buchanan has spent 30 years with a major UK financial organisation, undertaking a variety of senior leadership roles. He became a non-executive director of Nottingham City Hospital in 2004. In 2006 he was appointed as the Chair of Nottingham City Primary Care Trust, which became one of the top performing PCTs in the country. He also took on additional responsibilities as Chairman of Notts County PCT from 2011 and led the board in stabilising its financially challenged position.
Mr Buchanan is entitled to receive a remuneration of £45,000 per annum.
Speaking of his appointment, Mr Buchanan said: “I am excited to be joining the Trust at this time. The challenges confronting it have been well documented and I look forward to addressing these alongside my colleagues throughout the organisation with energy, determination and imagination.
“To be successful it is imperative that we also act openly and collaboratively with our key partners to ensure that the people of Lincolnshire receive the quality of health services they deserve.”
The Trust has also announced the appointment of two new non-executive directors - Professor Steve Barnett and Kate Truscott.
Professor Barnett is a part-time Senior Vice President (UK) for a US-based health technology company. He is also the Non-Executive Chairman of SSG Health Partnership and of Finegreen Associates and acts as a Trustee/Director of the Institute of Employment Studies.
He has previously held a number of non-executive board positions with national organisations and was the Vice Chair of the Council of the Open University.
Mrs Truscott has worked as a Human Resources specialist throughout her career in both the private and public sectors. She has worked in the NHS for 23 years and has been an Executive Director of Human Resources for 18 years in both NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts.
Mrs Truscott said: “I am delighted to be rejoining the Trust where I began my health service career, although in a very different role. As a local resident, I want to support colleagues to further develop and deliver high quality clinical services to our local community.”