Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Kevin McNamara as its new Chief Executive Officer.
Kevin has worked for the NHS since 2003, and joined the Trust in 2009 and headed GWH’s Communications and Engagement team. Since 2013 he has been Director of Strategy and Community Services, and in June 2019 became acting CEO. During that time, Kevin has overseen the Trust move from being a stand-alone secondary care provider to an integrated secondary, community and primary care organisation.
He has been appointed to the substantive role following an open and competitive national recruitment process.
Trust Chairman Liam Coleman said: “I’m delighted that our Council of Governors has approved the appointment of Kevin to this role. Kevin has performed outstandingly while acting up in to the role, and has really led from the front in the organisation’s current response to the coronavirus pandemic.”
Kevin McNamara responded: “I’m privileged to have been appointed as Chief Executive of my local hospital Trust and to lead and be part of a fantastic team throughout Swindon and Wiltshire.”
“I’ve always been amazed by how our staff are prepared to step forward and this has never been more evident than at the current time, as we – along with the rest of the NHS – face our biggest challenge.”
“Whilst the immediate focus is clearly responding to Covid-19, looking into the future we have reason to be optimistic and ambitious about how we can deliver care with exciting plans for expansion already underway.
“My focus will continue to be on improving the care we provide to our patients, bringing together our secondary, community and primary care services but also to ensuring our staff have the support they need at all times.”
Kevin McNamara takes up the post with immediate effect.