WORKFORCE: United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust chief executive Andrew North has announced he will be leaving the role at the end of November for personal reasons.

He joined the trust in 2010 after being chief executive of neighbouring Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals Foundation Trust for nine years.

In a statement the trust said: “A close family member has a serious illness and Andrew has found it increasingly difficult to balance the demands of a challenging job with his commitments and obligations at home.

“The trust will now begin work to put interim arrangements in place and to recruit a new chief executive for the future.”