QVH to recruit new chief executive as Richard Tyler departs for ‘unique’ role

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

QVH to recruit new chief executive as Richard Tyler departs for ‘unique’ role

QVH is to begin recruitment for a new chief executive after present incumbent Richard Tyler announced that he will be leaving the hospital for a new role.

Mr Tyler has been appointed chief executive of Horder Healthcare, a charitable healthcare organisation caring for NHS and private patients across Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

In a message to staff, Mr Tyler said: “It has been a difficult decision, but I have decided to take this unique opportunity to apply my NHS experience in a different kind of organisation. I shall be very sad to leave QVH. Our recent CQC ratings of ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ care are a fantastic seal of approval. They are testament to the great work you are doing and a very firm foundation for the hospital to build upon.”

QVH chair Beryl Hobson said: “We will be very sad to see Richard leave QVH. He has made an immeasurable contribution to the hospital’s continued strong performance and he leaves QVH with firm foundations for continued success.”

The recruitment of a new chief executive will begin immediately. Mr Tyler will continue in post at QVH until later in the year, continuing to lead the implementation of the board’s strategy for delivering excellence and supporting the chair and board as they recruit his successor.