New job for South London Healthcare Trust special administrator Matthew Kershaw

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TRUST special administrator Matthew Kershaw will become chief executive of a large teaching hospital later this year.

Mr Kershaw has led the failure process at the South London Healthcare Trust since it went into administration last July and will take up the post at the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust in the spring.

South London Healthcare Trust was put on the unsustainable providers regime after losing £1m a week and Mr Kewshaw was tasked with getting it onto safer footing. It was the first hospital trust to be placed in this kind of regime.

The most recent report from Mr Kershaw on the future of the Trust’s health services was published on January 8. One of the most controversial recommendations is the closure of Lewisham Hospital’s A&E.

The document also suggested the Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough should be acquired by King's College Hospital NHS Trust and there needed to be £74.9m in efficiency savings.

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt will make a decision on the report in early February.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals chairman Julian Lee said:“I am extremely pleased that Matthew has agreed to be our new Chief Executive.

"Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals is a young and dynamic teaching hospital with a number of extremely exciting developments planned and already in train; not least the £420 million redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital campus which involves the replacement of some of the oldest buildings in the country which still house wards and clinical services.

"Matthew’s track record demonstrates that he is an effective, visionary leader and undoubtedly the person to direct the next chapter in the BSUH story.”

For more information, see the report here: tsa.nhs.uk

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12:35pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Five Arches says...

I just hope for the hospitals concerned he do not go 25% over budget as he was with the review.
I just hope for the hospitals concerned he do not go 25% over budget as he was with the review. Five Arches

1:38pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Gypo.Joe says...

Once they get their nose in the trough........

oink oink oink all the way home.
Once they get their nose in the trough........ oink oink oink all the way home. Gypo.Joe

2:08pm Wed 16 Jan 13

Petra69 says...

Well deserved. After the excellent work and report as Special Administrator. Just hope the Health Secretary quickly accepts the recommendations and South East London health services can move forward soon. It makes perfect sense after the mess of the PFI contracts that Gordon Brown and Labour forced on us stupidly. Interesting that the MP's making a fuss are Labour. Stones and Greenhouses come to mind.
Well deserved. After the excellent work and report as Special Administrator. Just hope the Health Secretary quickly accepts the recommendations and South East London health services can move forward soon. It makes perfect sense after the mess of the PFI contracts that Gordon Brown and Labour forced on us stupidly. Interesting that the MP's making a fuss are Labour. Stones and Greenhouses come to mind. Petra69

8:14pm Wed 16 Jan 13

RoisinR says...

I can only assume in the circumstances that Petra69 comments are a spoof as indeed the article on Kershaw has to be.
Kershaw could NOt manage his own bloated £4m budget!
Failed to ensure complance with life saving fire regulations & Health & Safety laws at Orpington Hospital & I guess elsewhere in the Trust as well.

Has galvanised & united oppsition to his nonsensencical proposals right across SE London..
If Hunt upholds the proposals then it will go to High Court for JR as Kershaw has overstepped his remit by including Lewisham in his SLHT propsals..
Presided over PRUH failing Quality Care standard on medicine management.
Completed the.destruction of Queen Marys Hospital that the Tories said they woul fight for(where are Boris, Cleverly & Broken promises now-Hiding not Marching)that only 2 years ago a busy A&E & well functioning & effecient wards..
Further undermined the confidence & moral of an excellent staff group
with unfounde & unevidenced criticisms as well as 140 clinical redundancies..
United clinicians in opposition to his propsals that would lead to closure of Beckenhasm Beacon, closure A&E at PRU & a currently overstretched/underr
esourced A&E at Woolwich being completely swamped.
Yes Kershaw has done a great job for SE London & will put ALL our lives at risk if his dosy report is implemented!!
I can only assume in the circumstances that Petra69 comments are a spoof as indeed the article on Kershaw has to be. Kershaw could NOt manage his own bloated £4m budget! Failed to ensure complance with life saving fire regulations & Health & Safety laws at Orpington Hospital & I guess elsewhere in the Trust as well. Has galvanised & united oppsition to his nonsensencical proposals right across SE London.. If Hunt upholds the proposals then it will go to High Court for JR as Kershaw has overstepped his remit by including Lewisham in his SLHT propsals.. Presided over PRUH failing Quality Care standard on medicine management. Completed the.destruction of Queen Marys Hospital that the Tories said they woul fight for(where are Boris, Cleverly & Broken promises now-Hiding not Marching)that only 2 years ago a busy A&E & well functioning & effecient wards.. Further undermined the confidence & moral of an excellent staff group with unfounde & unevidenced criticisms as well as 140 clinical redundancies.. United clinicians in opposition to his propsals that would lead to closure of Beckenhasm Beacon, closure A&E at PRU & a currently overstretched/underr esourced A&E at Woolwich being completely swamped. Yes Kershaw has done a great job for SE London & will put ALL our lives at risk if his dosy report is implemented!! RoisinR

12:36pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Petra69 says...

RoisinR wrote:
I can only assume in the circumstances that Petra69 comments are a spoof as indeed the article on Kershaw has to be.
Kershaw could NOt manage his own bloated £4m budget!
Failed to ensure complance with life saving fire regulations & Health & Safety laws at Orpington Hospital & I guess elsewhere in the Trust as well.

Has galvanised & united oppsition to his nonsensencical proposals right across SE London..
If Hunt upholds the proposals then it will go to High Court for JR as Kershaw has overstepped his remit by including Lewisham in his SLHT propsals..
Presided over PRUH failing Quality Care standard on medicine management.
Completed the.destruction of Queen Marys Hospital that the Tories said they woul fight for(where are Boris, Cleverly & Broken promises now-Hiding not Marching)that only 2 years ago a busy A&E & well functioning & effecient wards..
Further undermined the confidence & moral of an excellent staff group
with unfounde & unevidenced criticisms as well as 140 clinical redundancies..
United clinicians in opposition to his propsals that would lead to closure of Beckenhasm Beacon, closure A&E at PRU & a currently overstretched/underr

esourced A&E at Woolwich being completely swamped.
Yes Kershaw has done a great job for SE London & will put ALL our lives at risk if his dosy report is implemented!!
My comments were not a spoof at all. Just the genuine truthful thoughts of an intelligent understanding person. Unlike your comments that are stupid, irrelevant and in the main just lies.
[quote][p][bold]RoisinR[/bold] wrote: I can only assume in the circumstances that Petra69 comments are a spoof as indeed the article on Kershaw has to be. Kershaw could NOt manage his own bloated £4m budget! Failed to ensure complance with life saving fire regulations & Health & Safety laws at Orpington Hospital & I guess elsewhere in the Trust as well. Has galvanised & united oppsition to his nonsensencical proposals right across SE London.. If Hunt upholds the proposals then it will go to High Court for JR as Kershaw has overstepped his remit by including Lewisham in his SLHT propsals.. Presided over PRUH failing Quality Care standard on medicine management. Completed the.destruction of Queen Marys Hospital that the Tories said they woul fight for(where are Boris, Cleverly & Broken promises now-Hiding not Marching)that only 2 years ago a busy A&E & well functioning & effecient wards.. Further undermined the confidence & moral of an excellent staff group with unfounde & unevidenced criticisms as well as 140 clinical redundancies.. United clinicians in opposition to his propsals that would lead to closure of Beckenhasm Beacon, closure A&E at PRU & a currently overstretched/underr esourced A&E at Woolwich being completely swamped. Yes Kershaw has done a great job for SE London & will put ALL our lives at risk if his dosy report is implemented!![/p][/quote]My comments were not a spoof at all. Just the genuine truthful thoughts of an intelligent understanding person. Unlike your comments that are stupid, irrelevant and in the main just lies. Petra69

2:00pm Thu 17 Jan 13

the wall says...

Off to screw up sosmething else.
Off to screw up sosmething else. the wall

4:03pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Polly Staight says...

I don't wish to comment on his previous performance, other than to say it was predictable...

...No, I just wanted to congratulate this wonderful executive on his new job and wish him (and his bank account) success.
I don't wish to comment on his previous performance, other than to say it was predictable... ...No, I just wanted to congratulate this wonderful executive on his new job and wish him (and his bank account) success. Polly Staight

11:42pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Concerned of Orpington says...

I have no affiliation to any political party - they have ALL played a part in the PFI fiasco and, in my own opinion, are equally guilty. What dismays, worries and scares the hell out of me is that the current government are now talking about PFI 2 !!!

They are all arrogant and treat the rest of us (patients, public and voluntary organisations) as mindless idiots when we raise objections to their constant "quick fixes" that just get us deeper and deeper into the quagmire.

We fought against PFI - we fought against APoH - we fought against the merger of QMS, QEH & PRUH ... we were ignored, despite the reasoned arguments that we put forward, and we are now having to pay the price of their arrogant dismissive behaviour towards us.

When I see top management still in their highly paid positions, knowing their bad management has been the cause of the shambles we now have, it makes me angry ....... there is NO accountability for failure. They retain their jobs or move on to pastures greener.

Mr Kershaw has done his dirty job as hatchet man and is now going to leave us to suffer the consequences of his ill thought out recommendations which are based on questionable financial information, "assumptions" and "aspirations". He's the only one who has profited from this dubious consultation.
I have no affiliation to any political party - they have ALL played a part in the PFI fiasco and, in my own opinion, are equally guilty. What dismays, worries and scares the hell out of me is that the current government are now talking about PFI 2 !!! They are all arrogant and treat the rest of us (patients, public and voluntary organisations) as mindless idiots when we raise objections to their constant "quick fixes" that just get us deeper and deeper into the quagmire. We fought against PFI - we fought against APoH - we fought against the merger of QMS, QEH & PRUH ... we were ignored, despite the reasoned arguments that we put forward, and we are now having to pay the price of their arrogant dismissive behaviour towards us. When I see top management still in their highly paid positions, knowing their bad management has been the cause of the shambles we now have, it makes me angry ....... there is NO accountability for failure. They retain their jobs or move on to pastures greener. Mr Kershaw has done his dirty job as hatchet man and is now going to leave us to suffer the consequences of his ill thought out recommendations which are based on questionable financial information, "assumptions" and "aspirations". He's the only one who has profited from this dubious consultation. Concerned of Orpington

11:45pm Thu 17 Jan 13

Concerned of Orpington says...

Correction ...... he isn't the only one who has profited from this - £3.2m paid to McKinseys et al ..... scandalous !
Correction ...... he isn't the only one who has profited from this - £3.2m paid to McKinseys et al ..... scandalous ! Concerned of Orpington

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