Richard Beeken confirmed as Trust’s substantive Chief Executive

10th Sep 2021

The Trust has today announced that Richard Beeken, currently interim Chief Executive, has been appointed into the substantive role. Richard has been supporting the Trust on secondment from Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust since February 2021.

Speaking about the appointment, Trust Chair Sir David Nicholson, said: “I am delighted to appoint Richard Beeken into the Chief Executive role for Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust following a thorough recruitment process. Richard has been serving the Trust on an interim basis and his experience as a Chief Executive, combined with his personal integrity and passion for the role, mean he is the right person to lead the Trust through its next stage of development.

“We have an exciting future ahead as we prepare for opening our new acute facility, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital, plus working with partners to improve care for our patients and population, and supporting our staff through recovery and restoration of services. I am looking forward to continuing to work with Richard to deliver our Trust’s vision for integrated care.”

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