New Director of Finance Appointed

The Trust is pleased to announce that Simon Worthington has been appointed to the post of Director of Finance.

A fellow of the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA), Simon is currently the Deputy Director of Finance at South London Healthcare NHS Trust, and has held a number of Board level posts in the NHS, including eight years experience in Finance Director posts at Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Tees, East and North Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust and South Huddersfield Primary Care Trust. Mr Worthington has also operated successfully in the roles of Acting Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive whilst at previous NHS posts.

Mr Worthington said: “I am delighted to join Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. The organisation has a fantastic reputation for quality and innovation. I am really looking forward to working with everyone to ensure that we have a sustainable financial base for the future”.

Chief Executive Lesley Doherty said: “Simon brings experience of working successfully with organisations experiencing financial turnaround. Both the Chairman and I are pleased to have made such an excellent appointment.”

It is expected that Simon will start with the Trust in February.

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