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Kim Hodgson appointed as interim Chief Executive for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust.

Kim Hodgson has been appointed to succeed Ann Marr as interim Chief Executive for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust. She previously worked with the Trust as Cost Improvement Programme Director in 2014 and is familiar with the Trust and staff. She begins in post, initially for a four to six-week period, on Tuesday 10th May, while the current disciplinary investigations draw to a conclusion. Trust Chair Sue Musson said: “Kim is a nurse by background and brings significant experience working at a senior level in the NHS including as chief executive for many years. Kim had a very positive impact during her previous engagement at the Trust, and her knowledge of the organisation will be a great asset.” Ann Marr, who has been acting Interim Chief Executive since August, was originally appointed for a six-month period. She has also continued to lead her own trust as Chief Executive at St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and has recently been asked to lead on strategic planning for the wider local area. Mrs Musson added: “It is no longer sustainable for Ann to take on this new role and continue to act as Accountable Officer for the two trusts. Ann has therefore taken the understandable decision to return to her own trust. However, Ann will continue to be involved with Southport and Ormskirk in her wider strategic role. “I want to thank Ann Marr for her leadership and commitment over the past nine months. She has made an excellent contribution to the Trust, bringing her wealth of experience and commitment to quality and the patient experience. I am delighted that the Trust will still have the benefit of Ann’s leadership and input in developing local sustainability and transformation plans.” Issued by Tony Ellis, Marketing and Communications Manager Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust Telephone 01704 704494 Email Web Twitter @SONHSTrust

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