East of England Ambulance Service appoints permanent Chief Executive

Dorothy Hosein.

Following an external recruitment process, the East of England Ambulance Trust (EEAST) has named Dorothy Hosein as its permanent Chief Executive.

Dorothy has been Interim CEO since joining EEAST on 1 November 2018 and has extensive experience as a senior healthcare leader. Before joining EEAST she also delivered quality, performance and financial improvements at a range of hospitals, including the Mid-Essex Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.

EEAST now has a permanent Chair and CEO in place, providing stable leadership and direction to the organisation.

Ann Radmore, Regional Director for NHS England and NHS Improvement in the East of England, welcomed Dorothy’s appointment. She said, “Dorothy came into the East of England Ambulance Service Trust on an interim basis last year and kick-started a programme of improvement, so I’m delighted that she has now been appointed as the permanent Chief Executive. I believe that Dorothy and Nicola will make a strong team to see through the changes needed in the organisation and to lead the trust’s improvement journey – both in relation to the services it provides for patients in the East of England and for its dedicated staff.

Nicola Scrivings, Chair of EEAST, said, “I am very pleased to announce that Dorothy Hosein has been appointed as our permanent CEO. Since joining the trust just over a year ago, Dorothy has had a very positive focus on patient centred care, championing the need to ensure that our patients are at the heart of decision-making. I believe that this has been recognised by our staff and our external stakeholders alike.”

Dorothy Hosein said, “I am delighted to be joining EEAST on a permanent basis. Over the last year I have been proud to lead such a fantastic group of people, including both staff and volunteers. We are currently developing our Corporate Strategy, which sets out an exciting vision for how we will continue to deliver high quality patient care while also supporting our people in the very challenging jobs that they do every day.”