Proud health boss stands down
Head of Bucks trust moving to new NHS development role
THE chief executive of a trust, which came out of special measures last year, is quitting for another NHS role.
Anne Eden took on the a £160,000 a year position as head of the Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust, in 2006. In July 2013 the trust was put in special measures after a report highlighted concerns across the trust’s management, poor staffing levels, low morale, a culture of blame, and high patient complaints.
It was taken out of special measures in July last year.
Ms Eden will join the NHS Trust Development Authority from April 1 as director of delivery and development for the south of England.
Ms Eden (pictured right) said: “It will be a huge wrench to leave Buckinghamshire, but I feel privileged to accept this role and the opportunity to gain a different perspective of the NHS at a national level and to share my own learning and experience is one that I could not let pass me by.
“I am so proud of the staff and all that they have achieved. They have made the Trust a strong, resilient organisation and I am confident that it will go from strength to strength.
“I will continue to live in the area, so they will never be far from my thoughts.”
Trust chair Hattie Llewellyn-Davies said: “On behalf of the board I would like to thank Anne for her focus and commitment to the staff and patients at Buckinghamshire Healthcare over the past eight years.
“She has transformed the organisation and ensured that delivering safe and compassionate care is central to the way we work.
“Anne has been integral in establishing a new board over the past year and we have a clear strategy with our local partners for the future.”
Neil Dardis, the trust’s chief operating officer and deputy chief executive, will become interim chief executive from April 1.
Sir Peter Carr, chairman at the NHS Trust Development Authority said: “I am delighted that Anne has decided to join our board.
“She brings with her a wealth of experience as the chief executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.
“During her time at the Trust, she has overseen significant improvement in the quality of care provided to patients and in 2014 led them out of special measures.
“I am confident that she will be a real asset to all the NHS Trusts in the South as they work towards a sustainable, high quality future.”