Southend University Hospital appoints new chief executive
08 April 2015
Southend University Hospital has today announced the appointment of its new chief executive.
Following an intensive selection process, the Trust's board of
governors approved the appointment of Sue Hardy.
Currently acting chief executive of Southend University
Hospital, Sue has over 30 years' experience in the NHS, leading
change and improving patient experience.
A registered nurse and midwife, Sue has worked in a number of
senior nursing and midwifery roles and has a detailed understanding
of how to improve the quality of services. Prior to joining
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as chief nurse in
April 2011 she held a number of director posts. Sue is also a
council member of the East of England NHS Clinical Senate.
"I am delighted to have been appointed as chief executive of
Southend University Hospital," she said. "The Trust has an
excellent reputation for the quality of its services, as well as
extremely talented and dedicated staff. I look forward to working
with my board colleagues and with our local health partners to
ensure that the Trust remains sustainable for the future and
continues to deliver excellent patient outcomes."
Southend University Hospital chairman, Alan Tobias OBE, added:
"We are confident following this rigorous process that Sue Hardy is
the right person to take the Trust forward and to deliver an
extremely challenging agenda. We look forward to working with