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WANTED: New Boss For Cornwall's Biggest Hospital

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7:06am 26th September 2014
(Updated 7:06am 26th September 2014)

The woman in charge of Cornwall's biggest hospital has announced she is retiring.

Lezli Boswell says she has been planning to stand down from Treliske for months.

The announcement came at a meeting on Thursday night, where bosses faced criticism of plans to hike staff parking charges by fivefold in some cases.

The hospital has also had to deal with a string of problems over the last few months, caused by an increase in the number of people turning up at A&E and difficulties moving people back home.

It has meant the hospital has been placed on "black alert" - although that has now been stood down.

There has also been anger at plans to bring in a private company to run portering, security, reception and cleaning.

Lezli Boswell, said: "I am announcing today my decision to retire as Chief Executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. I communicated my intention to retire to our Chairman, Angela Ballatti, several months ago as this now feels like the right time after 14 years as an NHS Chief Executive, over 8 years of which have been here in Cornwall.

"I will continue as Chief Executive to ensure a smooth handover to my deputy, Andrew MacCallum as the Acting Chief Executive by November 2014 and support the formal process for a new permanent Chief Executive.

"The Trust has seen many changes in recent years and will need to continue to embrace change and face the challenges ahead of increased demand on NHS services and decreasing funds. There is much more to do if we are to achieve our combined ambition to deliver outstanding services for the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The way forward, I believe, is better integration of health and social care services around the patient and more care provided outside of hospital settings. There appears huge support in our community for integration and Cornwall should now seize the opportunity.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank our staff, volunteers and shadow Governors for all your support, dedication, team work and huge talent that I see every day - it has been an absolute pleasure working with you, good luck and every success for the future."

Angela Ballatti, Chairman at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust said: "Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust can confirm today that Lezli has decided to retire as Chief Executive. On behalf of the Trust Board I want to thank her for the exceptional leadership she has shown as a Chief Executive in Cornwall over the past 8 years. She has made a significant contribution to the progress of Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust and I know will continue to do so as a clinician and in her National Clinical Director role.  

"The Trust Board will now help ensure the smooth transition to Andrew MacCallum - currently Lezli's deputy - as Acting Chief Executive and in due course begin the formal appointment process for a new permanent Chief Executive who can help us continue on our journey to become an outstanding NHS Trust."

7:06am 26th September 2014

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