Health trust wel­comes new chief

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

AN NHS chief will move south of the border to be­come chief ex­ec­u­tive of the East Kent Hos­pi­tals NHS Trust. Stu­art Bain moves from NHS Na­tional Ser­vices Scot­land, where he has been chief ex­ec­u­tive since 2002. Mr Bain has over 20 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence at board level in the NHS.


He was pre­vi­ously chief ex­ec­u­tive of the Red­bridge Health­care NHS Trust and will take up the east Kent post this sum­mer. Chair­man of the Trust, Ge­orge Jenk­ins, said: “Stu­art’s ex­pe­ri­ence and lead­er­ship in run­ning a wide num­ber of dif­fer­ent health­care or­gan­i­sa­tions at chief ex­ec­u­tive level will be vi­tal to help this trust re­alise its po­ten­tial and con­tinue to build upon its suc­cess.” Ru­pert Eg­gin­ton will con­tinue as act­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive un­til Mr Bain takes over.

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