New health chief for community services in county


A new chief executive has been appointed to the trust responsible for community health services in Lincolnshire.

Andrew Morgan has taken on the role at the Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS), having worked in the NHS since 1982 and as a chief executive since 2004.

The organisation of 2,800 staff provides such resources as community hospitals, some GP practices, out-of-hours services, sexual health centres and community nursing.

It has ambitions of becoming a NHS Foundation Trust, that is, one which has been given greater freedoms from the Government.

Mr Morgan said: “I feel very privileged to come and work in Lincolnshire at what is a very exciting time for the trust and the wider health and social care community.

“Since LCHS became an independent NHS Trust in 2011, it has committed to providing excellent patient-centred care in our communities.

“This has been very clear as I have been meeting staff and patients across the county and there is a great deal to be very proud of.

“Delivering high quality care, being financially sustainable and being a well-led organisation are strengths I hope to continue to build on at LCHS, which in turn will support our aspiration to become an NHS Foundation Trust.”

Mr Morgan was previously interim chief executive officer of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust. His NHS career has included chief executive posts in London, Bedfordshire and Norfolk, as well as a range of director posts.

LCHS chairman, Dr Don White, said: “We are delighted to have appointed Andrew from a very strong field of candidates as our chief executive.

“Andrew brings a wealth of leadership experience with him and we are pleased to welcome him to the team.”