We are delighted to confirm that our Chief Executive, Kevin McGee, has been named in this year’s New Year Honours list.
A familiar and well respected figure both within the Lancashire health and care system, and the wider North West region, Kevin was until September 2021 the joint CEO of East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, and has received the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to the NHS.
Kevin is also Chief Executive for the Provider Collaborative of Lancashire and South Cumbria, which helps to plan, deliver and transform local services. He has had an extensive NHS career, with over 20 years’ experience working at a leadership level; with a specific background in finance and significant expertise in developing integrated working across health and care systems.
Speaking about his OBE, Kevin McGee, said: “It’s a huge honour to have received the Order of the British Empire and to be named alongside so many inspiring individuals, many of whom work for the NHS.
“I’m very privileged to have had a varied and extensive career within the health care system, but the biggest reward is being able to work with so many amazing staff and partners who are dedicated to ensuring that we provide the very best health care services for the local populations of Lancashire and South Cumbria particularly during this pandemic.”
Professor Ebrahim Adia, Chairman at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “On behalf of everyone at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, I would like to wholeheartedly congratulate Kevin on receiving an OBE – this is a significant achievement and thoroughly deserved.
“Kevin has been and continues to be an exemplary health care leader, and I would like to thank him for all he has done to improve the health care system across Lancashire to benefit our local communities.”