Chief executive of ambulance service steps down due to ill health

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The chief executive of the East of England Ambulance Service (EEAST) has stepped down from her role following a period of ill health.

Dorothy Hosein has today (20 January 2021) handed over to Dr Tom Davis, medical director and deputy chief executive. Dr Davis will continue as interim chief executive while the recruitment process for a substantive chief executive takes place.

The process to recruit a permanent chief executive for the Trust is expected to start at the end of this month, with the appointment of a successful candidate expected in April 2021.

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Dorothy joined the Trust as interim chief executive in 2018, and was appointed to the role permanently in 2019.

Nicola Scrivings, Chair of EEAST said: “On behalf of the Board of EEAST, I would like to thank Dorothy for her leadership which has enabled the Trust to deliver significant improvements to its performance during her time as chief executive.

“Under her leadership, the Trust moved from being the worst performing ambulance trust in England to one that regularly met and even outperformed national standards. Staff recruitment and finances also improved, and new approaches to leadership meant the Trust was as well positioned as possible to meet the challenges of COVID-19.

“We send Dorothy our warmest wishes for the future.”

Dorothy said: “It is with great sadness that I have decided to relinquish my post to focus on my wellbeing - staff are at the heart of this service, and it has been an absolute pleasure working with employees of EEAST.

“I am hugely proud and thankful for the work we have done together to improve patient safety and experience, and I wish every success for EEAST in the future.”

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