We are pleased to announce the appointment of Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs as Chair in Common of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust and Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, from 1 April 2022.
Sukhvinder will take over the reins from Sian Bates, whose term as Chairman comes to an end on 31 March 2022.
This appointment will further support the work HRCH and Kingston Hospital teams are doing together to improve health services for the people of Hounslow, Kingston and Richmond.
Sukhvinder is currently Vice Chair at Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and Chair of the Thames Water Customer Challenge.
She is also an accomplished CEO having led two high profile organisations (Barrow Cadbury and Runnymede Trust), through major change programmes and onto success in influencing government policies on inclusion, diversity and social justice.
Sir David Sloman, Regional Director for the NHS in London said: “Sian’s contribution has been significant; providing excellent leadership as Chair of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for a fantastic eight years and more recently as Chair of Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust, enabling closer team work which has improved care for local people.
“Sukhvinder brings a wealth of experience in healthcare and I welcome her as Chair in Common, as we move towards even more collaborative ways of working to deliver the best care for patients in South and North West London.”
Sukhvinder Kaur-Stubbs said: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Chair in Common of the Trusts and I really look forward to working with the teams to build on the well-established collaborative working arrangements already in place.
“I’ve been really impressed by everything I have heard from the staff, patients and volunteers that I’ve met so far from both of the Trusts and I know from the conversations I’ve had already that there is a real opportunity for us to keep working to join up local health and social care for residents.
“I’m very much looking forward to joining the Trusts next year and to working in partnership with the staff and all of the stakeholders to support the delivery of outstanding care and address emerging inequalities.”
Jo Farrar, Chief Executive of Kingston Hospital and Interim Chief Executive of HRCH added: “I’d like to welcome Sukhvinder to the Boards of both Trusts and to congratulate her on her appointment. It’s a really exciting time to join HRCH and Kingston Hospital and I’m sure that Sukhvinder will enjoy working with us and leading our organisations through times of change.
“I’d like to thank colleagues from NHSEI for their support in our Chair recruitment, along with the many partners from SW, and NW London who supported us with the Chair recruitment and to the Foundation Trust Governing Body for the important role they have played too.
“We have a lot to do in the months and years ahead and I really look forward to working with Sukhvinder in 2022 and beyond.”