Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust name new chief executive

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a new Chief Executive.

Kevin McGee will take over from the existing Chief Executive, Karen Partington after announcing her retirement in January, after spending 41 years in the NHS.

Karen Partington will leave the role after ten years as Chief Executive.

Speaking about his appointment, Kevin McGee said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed as the new Chief Executive at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which as a leading major trauma and specialist tertiary centre, plays a pivotal role in the local health and care system.

“I am determined to ensure that we provide our local communities with the best possible services in collaboration with our key partners and by maximising the opportunities presented by the New Hospitals Programme.”

Kevin McGee works currently as Hospital Cell Lead for Lancashire & South Cumbria and is Chief Executive at both East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Professor Ebrahim Adia, Chair at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said: “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to confirm that we have appointed Kevin McGee as our new Chief Executive.

“As you would expect with a post of this importance, the recruitment process has been extensive and I would like to thank all those involved in helping us to come to this decision.

“Kevin has an excellent track record of delivering financial and performance improvements and his knowledge of the Lancashire health and care system will help us to continue to build our partnerships to the benefit of patients.