Permanent post for acting chief of hospitals

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the Acting Chief Executive at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals has been given the role on a permanent basis.

Mike Pinkerton, aged 51, has been in charge since last September, and takes the role of chief executive of the trust with immediate effect.

His appointment was given the seal of approval by the Trust’s Board of Governors when they met last week.

He was the preferred candidate from ‘an extremely strong field of shortlisted candidates’ following a recruitment process that began last summer, and concluded with interviews being held in November.

Mike, who lives in Retford, is married with three children. He rejoined the Trust last June as Director of Transformation and then took on the dual role of Acting Chief Executive/Director of Transformation in September, following the sudden departure of Ron Calvert, the previous chief executive, for a new role in Australia.

Mike said he was ‘delighted’ by his appointment. “It’s a pleasure to be working with the excellent staff in the Trust, and our partners, in developing services. I am looking forward to ensuring the Trust’s continued success as a healthcare provider of high quality services,” he said.

Trust chairman Chris Scholey said: “We are very fortunate to have Mike. His strong leadership and clear vision will certainly steer us through the future challenges we face.”

Mike has an MSc in Public Sector Management, was on the NHS General Management Training Scheme, and his background is in medical and industrial electronics, business and NHS general management. He has also been a Director of Strategic Development.