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21.05.18

Chief executive of York foundation trust to step down

The chief executive of York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Patrick Crowley, will retire from his position at the end of the month.

Crowley joined the trust in 2007 having had a key role in implementing the trust into a foundation trust the same year. He went on to lead the successful merger of York and Scarborough Trusts in 2012.

Deputy chief executive Mike Proctor will assume the role as the trust begins the process of recruiting a new CEO over the summer.

A trust spokesperson said: “Patrick has given most of his working life to the NHS and in particular to healthcare here in York and North Yorkshire and has led the trust through some of the most significantly challenging times that the health service has faced.”

The spokesperson added that the CEO, who’s trust board was voted Board of the Year in 2012, has “distinguished himself as an advocate of the patient” throughout his career and ensured that patient focus remains the priority of the trust.

Crowley, the spokesperson added, was proud to lead the trust to pay the living wage and higher to all staff in 2015, and positive staff engagement was an important element of his leadership at the trust.

“We wish Patrick all the very best for the future and thank him for his many years of service, support and leadership.  Patrick leaves the trust after a distinguished career in the service of both the people of York and North Yorkshire and our National Health Service,” the trust said.

The hospitals that fell under Crowley’s direction were York Hospital, Archways Intermediate Care Inpatient Facility, St Helen's Rehabilitation Hospital and White Cross Court Rehabilitation Hospital in York, Bridlington Hospital, Malton Hospital, Whitby Hospital, St Monica’s Easingwold, and New Selby War Memorial Hospital and Scarborough General Hospital.

Crowley was voted by his CEO peers in the service as one of the top 50 CEOs in 2014 and 2015.

Image credit:  Alistair Wilson 50/50/PA Archive/PA Images

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