QVH appoints new chief executive

Tuesday 4th October 2016

QVH appoints new chief executive

Steve Jenkin has been appointed as the new chief executive of Queen Victoria Hospital.  Steve Jenkin was previously the chief executive of Peninsula Community Health, providing services across Cornwall and running 14 community hospitals, and also has chief executive experience at Elizabeth Fitzroy Support, a national charity supporting people with learning disabilities.

Beryl Hobson, Chair of Queen Victoria Hospital said:
“I am delighted to have secured somebody of Steve Jenkin’s calibre to take us forward in the next stage of the development of the hospital. Steve has a very strong track record of managing finances and performance and bringing out the best in people. He is a respected and seasoned leader and his values and skills will help us continue to shape our future as a centre of excellence, with an international reputation for pioneering advanced techniques and treatments.”

Steve Jenkin said:
“I was impressed by the passion that people at Queen Victoria Hospital have for their work, building on the organisation’s unique heritage. As a specialist surgical centre treating people from across the South of England and beyond, there is an incredible level of expertise which seems to be matched with a very down to earth, practical and ‘can do’ approach. Queen Victoria Hospital has a clear story to tell about the outstanding care and world-leading treatment given to patients every day; my job is to work with the QVH team, our partners and local people to make sure we remain at the cutting edge of these life-changing specialist services.”

Steve Jenkin will replace Richard Tyler who will be leaving to take up the post of chief executive of Horder Healthcare, a charitable healthcare organisation caring for NHS and private patients across Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

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