Introducing a new Chairman at NUH
Eric Morton has been appointed as NUH’s new Chairman and takes up his new role on 1 May 2017.
Eric replaces Louise Scull, who announced she was stepping down earlier this year after 12 years on the Board at Nottingham’s hospitals.
Eric is a highly-experienced NHS Chief Executive with a background in Finance. Since leaving his role as Chief Executive at Chesterfield Hospitals, where he successfully led the hospital to Foundation Trust status, he has worked as Improvement Director for Monitor (regulator for NHS Foundation Trusts (FT) prior to NHS Improvement), supporting a number of Trusts, including Burton Hospitals, Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust, Tameside Hospitals NHS FT and Sherwood Forest Hospitals.
Speaking about his appointment, Eric said: “This is a very exciting time to be joining NUH. The Trust has a strong track record of good clinical outcomes, research and teaching achievements, improving patient safety and experience year on year and staff engagement.
“I am looking forward to joining ‘team NUH’ and being part of the leadership team that will create the next chapter in NUH’s history, building on the solid foundations already in place. This includes working with our partners at Sherwood Forest Hospitals as we seek to build on our strategic partnership and supporting NUH’s contribution to the 5-year plan for health and social care in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire (the Sustainability and Transformation Plan).
“In the NHS, and in NUH, we face our toughest ever financial challenge. I believe my background in finance puts me in good stead to support NUH to achieve our challenging financial requirements and further improve efficiency, as we aim to get the Trust back into financial balance by 2018/19.
“I consider it a privilege to take up the role as Chairman at NUH and look forward to working with the Board, wider members of ‘team NUH’ and partners to build on Louise’s legacy.”