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Chair of failing hospital trust resigns

Stuart Welling Credit: LinkedIn

Stuart Welling, the chairman of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, has resigned after more than four years in the role.

It follows news that last week that the trust was being put into special measures.

Mr Welling's four year tenure came to an end in July but he was asked to stay on to provide some stability and leadership continuity.

I feel enormously privileged to have worked with my 7,000 colleagues at the Trust, and those outside it, to improve healthcare for local people.

Yes, we still have improvements to make, but there is a strong determination within the Trust to focus with pace and purpose on delivering excellent care for our patients.

– Stuart Welling, the chairman of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust