The Chairman of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is to retire at the end of the year.
The search to find a successfor for Paul Richardson, who has held the post for more than four years, officially starts today, with interviews planned for November.
Mr Richardson says; “Being the chairman of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. It has been a challenging but exciting journey and I have thoroughly enjoyed my role, which is why I have already served longer than the usual term.
“However, I always intended to retire at the end of 2013 and I feel that it is now time for me to pass on the baton to someone new.”
Mr Richardson has overseen many of the trust’s achievements including the new heart centre for the county, improvements in stroke care, a new breast unit at Grantham, and success for Pilgrim becoming the top-performing hospital in the country for treating hip fractures.
Chief executive, Jane Lewington said: “It has been an immense pleasure to work with Paul, who has fulfilled his role with considerable skill, experience and passion.”