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South Warwickshire Foundation Trust could be set to expand

Leamington Editorial 6th Jun, 2018 Updated: 6th Jun, 2018   0

SOUTH Warwickshire Foundation Trust may be adding an extra hospital to its group.

Chief executive Glen Burley will take on the same role at Nuneaton’s George Eliot Hospital after its former boss retired.

He also is already chief executive of Wye Valley Trust in Herefordshire, and says George Eliot may now join South Warwickshire Foundation Trust’s (SWFT) foundation group ‘model’ with Wye Valley.

SWFT currently includes Warwick, Leamington, Stratford and Shipston hospitals.

Trusts which are part of a foundation group have some independence from the National Health Service giving them more finanacial and managerial freedom.

Mr Burley said: “I am very pleased to accept the position at George Eliot Hospital.

“As well as taking on this new role, I will continue to be chief executive for both South Warwickshire Foundation Trust and Wye Valley Trust. This also provides an opportunity for us to explore the possibility of extending the foundation group model with SWFT and WVT. Formal proposals would need to be considered by each board but would aim to maximise the opportunities of being part of a wider group while retaining individual boards which engage with local stakeholders to deliver sustainable services for their communities.

“I am proud that I will be overseeing three organisations that all are driving integrated care and I am looking forward to working with staff at George Eliot Hospital Trust.”

George Eliot Hospital chairman Prem Singh welcomed Mr Burley.

He said: “I am delighted to welcome Glen Burley to the role. Glen brings with him a wealth of experience which will support and strengthen integrated working across the health and care system in Coventry and Warwickshire.”

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