Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn Foundation Trust has appointed Jon Green, the executive chief operating office at nearby West Suffolk Foundation Trust, as its new chief executive.

Mr Green will replace Dorothy Hosein in May, the trust has announced.

Jon Green

Jon Green

Jon Green will become chief executive in May

Ms Hosein, who was made chief executive in November 2014, said following her departure she would look for “new opportunities” to help other trusts facing similar issues to King’s Lynn, which is a small rural district hospital which has faced significant financial pressure and struggled to attract staff.

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The trust praised her “leadership and dedication” in a statement.

Ms Hosein said: “Over the last two years I have taken the QEH team on an improvement journey which has given me great insight into what is needed to bring about the transformation required by providers if they are to meet the challenges faced in today’s healthcare system.

“I intend to seek new opportunities to use my skills to help other trusts who are facing similar problems to those which were faced by The QEH when I joined.”

Trust chair Edward Libbey, said: “We are delighted to be welcoming Jon to our hospital. He was a standout candidate and brings with him an exceptional acute operational background having managed services at acute sites in London, the East Midlands and West Suffolk.”

He added: “Dorothy has given a great deal to this organisation over the past few years and everyone at QEH thanks her for her dedication. It is thanks to Dorothy’s leadership that Jon is joining a dynamic organisation which, though not without its problems, has been recognised at a regional, national and parliamentary level as having achieved so much in such a short period of time.”

Mr Green said: “I am excited by the opportunity to help QEH at such an important stage in its recovery and to lead the organisation as it strives to deliver high quality healthcare.

“I am really looking forward to bringing some of my experiences from elsewhere and working with all staff to develop an organisation that we and our community can rightly be proud of.”