Phil Hall appointed as Chair in Common across HRCH and Kingston Hospital

18 April 2024

NHS England has confirmed the appointment of Phil Hall as Chair in Common across Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare (HRCH) and Kingston Hospital.

Phil has been a non-executive director at HRCH since 2017, and Deputy Chair since 2022. Appointed as an associate non-executive director at Kingston Hospital last year, he took on the Acting Chair-in-Common role in December 2023.

Phil’s experience of working in both community and hospital services will greatly bolster our efforts to integrate our services and support us to work more closely with our partners in primary and social care, mental health, and with voluntary sector services.

Phil Hall said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed substantively as Chair in Common and look forward to continuing the work I have begun leading the Boards of both HRCH and Kingston Hospital as we work towards merger later this year.

“We are two highly regarded organisations, and it is a privilege to lead them both. We have a clear vision for what we want to achieve, meeting our key performance and quality targets, living within our means and enabling our staff to innovate to meet the needs of local people, and I look forward to what lies ahead for us.

“Working across the community and hospital trust, I have been struck by the kindness of colleagues and the compassionate ways of working I have seen, involving patients, families and carers in our endeavours.”

Jo Farrar, Chief Executive added: “I’d like to congratulate Phil on his substantive appointment, and I’d like to thank colleagues from NHSE for their support in our Chair recruitment process, along with the many partners from SW London and to the Foundation Trust Governing Body for the important role they have played too.

“We have a significant and exciting agenda ahead of us and I look forward to working with Phil over the coming months.”

Caroline Clarke, Regional Director for the NHS in London, said: “We are delighted that someone with Phil’s experience is going to chair the joint board and lead the organisation through integration and beyond.”

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