Posted on Tuesday 18 March 2014
Sir Hugh Taylor
Sir Hugh Taylor has been appointed as interim Chair at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester by Monitor, the health sector regulator.
Sir Hugh will be working with The Christie on an interim basis while continuing to fulfil his full commitments as Chairman at Guy's and St Thomas'.
The Christie, a specialist cancer hospital, was the subject of an investigation by Monitor after concerns were raised about how the trust was being run. The investigation found that the Trust was in breach of its licence to provide NHS services.
Under the Health and Social Care Act (2012), Monitor can require foundation trusts to make senior appointments if it considers them in the best interests of patients.
The current Chair of The Christie announced his intention to resign following a Board meeting at the trust on 24 February.
Stephen Hay, managing director of provider regulation at Monitor, says:
“Sir Hugh Taylor has a long and distinguished public service career and brings a wealth of experience. His insight and stewardship will be a huge asset to The Christie and we look forward to working with him as he responds to the challenges ahead."