QVH Chief Executive announces new role

Wednesday 19th December 2012

Dr Adrian Bull, QVH Chief Executive, has announced that he will be leaving the trust for a new role in April 2013.

Dr Bull has accepted a new position as Managing Director of Imperial College Health Partners, an organisation that brings together the NHS, industry, local government, and academia to improve health and care for the people of North West London.

In a message to staff, Dr Bull said: “I am writing to inform you that, after over four years in the role, I will be standing down as Chief Executive of QVH at the end of March. I am immensely proud to have been Chief Executive of QVH. It is a privilege to serve the people of East Grinstead and further afield who need the hospital’s specialist care.

“I am confident that I leave QVH in a strong position. We continue to be regarded by patients and staff alike, as well as by our regulators, as one of the best hospitals in the country for patient care. The hospital maintains its proud tradition at the leading edge of new technologies and medical advances. And, based on our sound finances, we are investing in a secure future for the hospital in East Grinstead with new state-of-the-art theatres and facilities due to open in the summer.”

Peter Griffiths, QVH Chairman, said: “Congratulations to Adrian on his appointment to this important role. Adrian has done a great job for QVH and will leave in place a strong management team and board of directors that have a clear agenda for maintaining and enhancing the hospital’s reputation and success over the coming years. We will start the process of appointing his successor early in the new year.”

Dr Bull started his medical career by serving for six years in the Royal Navy before continuing as an epidemiologist and public health consultant in the NHS. He has been the medical director of an NHS trust, held senior executive positions at PPPhealthcare, Carillion and Humana, and has been Chief Executive of Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust since 2008.