New chief executive for Chesterfield Royal

Gavin Boyle, new CE of Chesterfield Royal.

Gavin Boyle, new CE of Chesterfield Royal.

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Chesterfield Royal Hospital is set to welcome a new chief executive in 2012.

Gavin Boyle, currently the chief executive at Yeovil District Hospital, will join the Royal at the end of March – and pledges to continue to support the caring philosophy the trust is working hard to achieve.

He said: “Chesterfield Royal is a very successful hospital; and it’s a great privilege to be given the opportunity to lead the trust’s future. I’m really pleased to be joining the team - and to help to build on the solid foundations that they have laid.

“I also know what an important institution the Royal is for the community it serves. I look forward to working with all our partners to make sure we continue to offer high standards and excellent quality care. Local people deserve - and have every right to expect - the best possible services and that’s what we will strive to deliver.”

The Royal will benefit from Gavin’s extensive NHS experience – with a career that began more than 20 years ago as a management trainee in Liverpool, after completing a degree in Biological Sciences and a brief period in the private sector.

He then progressed through NHS management – with responsibility for a range of services and working for a number of hospitals across the country. He proceeded to hold director posts at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham - before taking on the role of Director of Operations at Leeds Teaching Hospitals.

Gavin joins the Royal after four years at Yeovil – also a successful NHS foundation trust. He takes over from the out-going postholder, Eric Morton, who has been with the Royal for almost 20 years, 11 of them as chief executive.

Chairman at the Royal, Richard Gregory said: “It has been an absolute honour to work with Eric. His commitment to the hospital means he leaves the Royal at the end of a period of sustained stability, development and progress.

“I am equally delighted that we have been able to appoint another outstanding chief executive. Gavin Boyle will lead the Royal in the next phase of its development - delivering on our vision of becoming one of the country’s top 20 per cent of all hospitals – for clinical quality, outcomes; and overall patient experience.”