New chief executive Jan Sobieraj takes up his post at the helm of Lincolnshire’s hospitals from today (Monday).
Jan joins United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust from the NHS Leadership Academy, where he was managing director. He has over 24 years’ experience in the NHS, of which 13 years have been as chief executives for various organisations, including an acute hospital trust and a commissioner.
Jan said he is incredibly grateful to Kevin Turner for the great job he has done in his time as acting chief executive of the trust. He added: “Kevin has led the organisation very well and I look forward to working with him as deputy chief executive.
“It seems ages since I was offered the CEO post but at last I take up the role today. I am becoming familiar with the issues that the trust and local system face and I am very much looking forward to working with staff and patients to ensure we provide the quality of care our patients deserve and expect.
“Part of my role is to develop a longer term strategy. Obviously, with Lincolnshire Health and Care and the trust’s clinical strategy, this gives us a great opportunity to do this. We want services to be clinically and financially viable for the future.
“We cannot have one without the other and that’s what matters to the people of Lincolnshire – great clinical care.”
Trust chairman Ron Buchanan said: “The board is really looking forward to working with Jan and we believe he will be a great asset to our organisation.
“I’d like to take the opportunity to recognise the great job that Kevin Turner has done as acting chief executive, leading the trust in a very positive way during challenging times.”