• Ian Renwick lodges appeal against dismissal in September
  • Chief executive of Gateshead Health Foundation Trust was sacked after disciplinary hearing
  • No date set for appeal

A chief executive sacked in September has lodged an appeal against his dismissal.

Ian Renwick was dismissed from his role leading Gateshead Health FT on 21 September by a disciplinary panel convened by chair Julia Hickey.

No date has been set for the appeal hearing, which will be heard by an independent panel.

The trust’s deputy chief executive and director of finance John Maddison has been made acting chief executive.

The £222m turnover trust was rated good at its most recent Care Quality Commission inspection, with an outstanding rating in the caring category.

Mr Renwick had led the organisation since August 2006.

The 2017-18 annual accounts show he was paid a salary of between £270,000 and £275,000.

Mr Renwick had two weeks to decide whether to appeal but the trust only responded to requests for clarification this morning.

He is the second long-standing hospital chief executive in the north east to be sacked in two years.

Sir Len Fenwick, who led Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals FT, was dismissed last year.