Chief Executive appointed to lead Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

5 September 2019

Jo Farrar has been formally appointed by the Trust Board and Council of Governors as Chief Executive of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, following a successful period as Interim Chief Executive over the past five months. 

Announcing the appointment, Sian Bates, Chairman of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said:

“Kingston Hospital is in a strong position with an Outstanding rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC), one of our regulators, and very positive feedback from the patients we serve. Jo’s impressive track record of leadership in NHS organisations, along with his values and commitment to our patients and staff, will provide aspirational leadership to the Trust as we build on our success to continue to do the best we can for the population we serve. 

“Our goal to work with local organisations to develop a joined -up health system for South West London that delivers the right care, at the right time in the right place is matched by Jo’s enthusiasm to build and drive forward collaborative partnerships to make this happen.”

Jo joined Kingston Hospital in 2015 from Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where he had been the Director of Finance since March 2010. Previously he was the Interim Director of Finance at the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, acting Chief Executive of NHS London’s Provider Agency, and Head of Compliance at Monitor. 

Jo Farrar, Chief Executive of Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said of his appointment:

“I am honoured to be appointed as Chief Executive of this fantastic hospital and looking forward to continuing to work with our partners in delivering on our shared ambition to ensure that the local population is appropriately supported and cared for. I am thrilled to be leading this great organisation and am totally committed to empowering our staff be the best they can be so that we continue to deliver outstanding services to our patients.”

During Jo’s five months as Interim Chief Executive, he has already achieved many successes for the Trust including working with health and care organisations across South West London to drive forward partnership working to collectively deliver the very best for our local population, our patients and our staff. He is also supporting our staff by focusing on the development of initiatives that encourage staff to take the time to look after their health and wellbeing.

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