Whipps Cross Hospital chief executive steps down

Alan Gurney, the chief executive of Whipps Cross Hospital, has decided to step down.

In an announcement on the trust’s website, it stated: “Alan has unfortunately been unwell and on sick leave for some time and after much deliberation during this time has decided to resign from his role to focus on making a full recovery.”

Dame Alwen Williams, Group Chief Executive of Barts Health, commented: “Alan has been a valued leader at Barts Health, where he has been instrumental in the vast improvements made by Whipps Cross in recent years.

“His dedication, professionalism and love for the hospital have all contributed to the better hospital that Whipps Cross is today – a solid foundation for continued and future successes.

“Alan is loved and cherished by so many of our staff and it has been an absolute pleasure working alongside him over the years.

“We wish Alan the very best of luck for the future and his ongoing recovery and he will be greatly missed by us all at Barts Health.”

On twitter, Alan shared the news:

The trust is now recruiting for a replacement on an interim basis until a permanent appointment is made next year. Heather Noble, medical director, will now act as chief executive for Whipps Cross.