Lancashire Teaching Hospitals today announced the appointment of Kevin McGee as its new Chief Executive.
The appointment comes after a rigorous recruitment process involving multiple stakeholders, representing a range of voices from across the Trust and the wider health and care system at both local and regional level.
Kevin will succeed incumbent Chief Executive, Karen Partington, who announced her retirement in January following 41 years’ NHS service, ten of which were at the helm of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.
Kevin currently holds the roles of Hospital Cell Lead for Lancashire & South Cumbria and is Chief Executive at both East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
Speaking about the news, Kevin McGee said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed as the new Chief Executive at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which as a leading major trauma and specialist tertiary centre, plays a pivotal role in the local health and care system.
“I am determined to ensure that we provide our local communities with the best possible services in collaboration with our key partners and by maximising the opportunities presented by the New Hospitals Programme.”
Kevin has worked at director level for over 20 years with a specific background in finance but has also undertaken roles as Chief Operating Officer and in commissioning and performance management.
Professor Ebrahim Adia, Chair at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, said: “On behalf of the Board, I am delighted to confirm that we have appointed Kevin McGee as our new Chief Executive.
“As you would expect with a post of this importance, the recruitment process has been extensive and I would like to thank all those involved in helping us to come to this decision.
“Kevin has an excellent track record of delivering financial and performance improvements and his knowledge of the Lancashire health and care system will help us to continue to build our partnerships to the benefit of patients.
“I would like to put on record my personal thanks to Karen Partington who has been an exemplary Chief Executive and a popular and charismatic leader throughout her long tenure at the Trust and indeed during her extensive NHS career. I am particularly grateful for her counsel and support to me during my first eighteen months as the Chair of the Trust. Karen will be greatly missed when she retires later on this year.”