East of England Ambulance Trust fails to appoint new CEO

Andrew Morgan interim chief executive
Andrew Morgan interim chief executive
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Andrew Morgan, interim chief executive of the East Anglian Ambulance Trust is to remain in post after the trust failed to appoint a new Chief Executive.

Five candidates applied for the post which has been headed up by Mr Morgan since December but the interviewing panel was unable to make an appointment.

Dr Geoffrey Harris, Chairman of the Trust, said, “This decision was not a reflection on the quality of the candidates but a reference to the challenging circumstances in which the Trust is now operating.”

He continued, “I would like to thank Andrew Morgan for the great progress he has instigated since he joined the Trust in December and I am delighted that Andrew has agreed to continue to lead the Trust as interim Chief Executive. He has been responsible for developing our integrated action plan and putting in place the foundations from which we can move forwards, such as redirecting resources to the frontline in order to improve patient services and clinical quality.”

The trust has been heavily criticised for failing to meet required response times and not having enough front line staff. The plan is now aiming to rectify these issues.