WORKFORCE: The former chief executive of James Paget University Hospitals is being brought back to run the troubled trust.

David Hill has been working in Bermuda since leaving the trust in 2006 - but his contract with the Bermuda Hospitals Board has ended. He will take up the interim post at Great Yarmouth-based James Paget in April, for at least nine months.

Current chief executive Wendy Slaney announced her retirement in December, giving six months’ notice.

The trust has been criticised by the Care Quality Commission and has had several inspections in the last few months, the last of which uncovered “major concerns” about medical management. Six staff have been disciplined over standards of care.

Interim chairman Peter Franzen said Mr Hill “impressed us all with his desire and determination to take up the reins and help us continue the care we provide our patients”.

As president and chief executive of the Bermudan Hospitals Board, Mr Hill has been responsible for the acute care and mental health hospitals on the island.

He said: “I’m looking forward to working once more with the high quality staff at the JPUH to ensure that the hard work to improve the quality of care at the hospital continues.”

Meanwhile, James Paget has confirmed that 64 posts are at risk of redundancy. Most of the posts are in support and administration.