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East Midlands mental health trust appoints new chief executive

A new chief executive has been appointed at the Lincolnshire mental health and learning disability trust.

Brendan Hayes will take up the reigns at the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS FT (LPFT) in the summer, joining from the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS FT, where he is currently the chief operating officer and deputy chief executive.

Hayes brings with him 16 years of senior NHS management experience with a background in mental health and operational management. He also remains as a register as a mental health nurse.

The chair of LPFT, Paul Devlin, said: “I am absolutely delighted to be appointing Brendan.

“He brings a wealth of relevant experience, both in mental health and operational management.  Brendan made a great impression on the more than 50 staff, governors and other stakeholders involved in the assessment and interview process.”

Devlin added: “I am excited about Brendan’s aspirations for the trust and we are all very much looking forward to working with Brendan as we continue on our drive for continuous quality improvement across our services.”

Hayes will take over from the current interim chief executive, Anne-Maria Newham MBE.

The trust said he has a successful track record in leading service and organisational improvement and developing models of care.

Hayes said: “I’m excited to be joining such a values-driven trust, rated by the CQC as ‘outstanding’ for well-led and ‘good’ overall. LPFT’s robust vision and culture were a key reason why I applied for this role as they resonate very strongly with me, particularly the focus on values-based leadership.

"I am enthusiastic about working for such a thriving and successful trust, and I look forward to working with staff and stakeholders to ensure we build on current good work and continue to do our very best for services users, their families and carers, as well as for our staff and volunteers.”

LPFT has performed well in CQC inspections in recent years, and was praised by the health inspectorate in 2017 after stepping up its efforts to improve its care.


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