Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has announced the appointment of a substantial Executive Medical Director.
Dr Andy Haynes, who has been working at the Trust on an interim basis since October 2013, will begin his substantial role in the near future.
Dr Haynes joined Sherwood Forest Hospitals from Nottingham University Hospitals (NUH) where he was a senior consultant for 20 years – eventually becoming the lead for cancer services at the Trust.
In his role at NUH Dr Haynes delivered a nationally recognised blood cancer service and was part of the team responsible for the iconic Maggie’s Centre – a service that provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer.
He was also a key member of the team that delivered a number of large scale service improvements.
Paul O’Connor, Chief Executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals, said: “I am delighted to welcome Dr Andy Haynes as our new Executive Medical Director on a substantive basis.
“During his time as interim Medical Director Dr Haynes has made a significant contribution to the Trust, including overseeing a reduction in mortality rates and implementing recommendations from the Keogh Review.”
Dr Haynes will be a key member of the Board of Directors and will be the professional lead for all doctors in the Trust. He said: “It is an exciting opportunity to join Sherwood Forest Hospitals at this time.
“During my time as interim Medical Director we have demonstrated the significant progress made by hard work from dedicated staff. I will bring all of my experience and energy to help continue the journey and create excellent services across the local healthcare community.”