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Trust appoints interim CEO on substantive basis

Published on: 20 Dec 2021

A London trust has appointed a hospital chief executive on a substantive basis.

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare Trust has hired Jo Farrar to the post, where he has been its interim CEO since 1 April.

The trust confirmed this will be undertaken in addition to his role as CEO of Kingston Hospital Foundation Trust, a position he has held since September 2019.

Both trusts remain separate organisations.

Mr Farrar was brought in on an interim basis after Patricia Wright left to become chief executive of The Hillingdon Hospitals Foundation Trust in November 2020. David Hawkins, HRCH’s interim deputy CEO and director of finance, took over in the intervening period.

Mr Farrar said: “I am really excited to be appointed to the substantive chief executive position at HRCH.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with the fantastic staff at the trust since April, so look forward to continuing to support to provide the best care to people in Hounslow, Kingston and Richmond.”

Sarah Blow, chief executive designate of the South West London integrated care board, said: “I would like to congratulate Jo on his appointment and thank him for the work he has done in leading HRCH this year.

“I look forward to continuing to work with Jo in the new SWL integrated care system in the months ahead.”