Alan McCarthy named new chairman
Alan McCarthy is the new chairman of both Western Sussex Hospitals and Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals.
He joins the trust from Sussex and Surrey Healthcare Trust (SASH) where he served as chair for eight years
And while he contributed to the successful transformation of SASH, he admitted that it has taken “a very special opportunity” to prise him away from there, as he mentioned in his farewell address.
Having lived and worked locally for much of his life, Alan says he knows from personal experience how talented, committed and caring staff are in each trust.
“Having lived and worked locally for much of his life, Alan says he knows from personal experience how talented, committed and caring staff are in each trust,” Deputy Chief Executive & Chief Medical Officer Dr George Findlay said.
With a professional background as a chartered civil engineer, Alan also brings with him more than 40 years’ experience working in the public sector; the last nine of which have been in the NHS.
McCarthy will begin his tenure from the end of the summer, until which time non-executive director Patrick Boyle will continue as interim chairman.