WORKFORCE: Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust will employ a turnaround director to implement a series of recovery plans agreed with Monitor.

The East Midlands trust was in the first wave of 11 trusts to be placed in special measures after a review by NHS England medical director Sir Bruce Keogh.

King's Mill hospital

The trust will develop short and long term financial recovery plans

The regulator said in a statement today that the trust has agreed to develop both short and long term financial recovery plans, and to ensure recent improvements in accident and emergency performance are maintained.  

The acute trust – one of five currently in the special measures regime – is expected to post a deficit of £32.7m for 2014-15.

Monitor will also require the trust to draw up an action plan for improving the way it is run.

Earlier this month the trust announced that its chief executive Paul O’Connor had resigned after nearly two years in the role.

Human resources director Karen Fisher will be interim chief executive until a permanent replacement is found.

Monitor said it will continue to monitor the trust’s progress and take further action if necessary. 

Sherwood Forest provides services across King’s Mill, Mansfield Community and Newark Hospitals.