New Chief Executive
The Royal Surrey County Hospital has appointment Paula Head as its new Chief Executive. She will start in the Autumn.
Paula has Board experience in both the acute trust and community setting. She trained as a pharmacist and rapidly progressed to management roles within this field. She then joined the NHS where she held a number of strategic and operational roles, including having responsibility for a number of the operational and clinical departments in an acute trust.
Currently she is Chief Executive at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and has seen the Trust through its successful application to achieve Foundation Trust status. Prior to that she spent three years at Frimley Park Hospital as the Director of Transformation.
She faces an enormous challenge in tackling the hospital’s serious financial difficulties. One of her first tasks will be to appoint a new Finance Director.