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Chief Exec. John South retires after 36 year career at the NHS

Chief Exec. John South retires after 36 year career at the NHS

John retires after 36 year career in the NHS


Wirral Community NHS Trust’s interim Chief Executive John South is retiring after a career in the NHS spanning more than 36 years, most of it here in Wirral.


His career started and developed in the Family Practitioner Committees of York, Huddersfield and Birmingham before he discovered the delights of Wirral and moved here in 1987 to take the role of Deputy Chief Executive of Wirral Family Practitioner Committee. He has spent the last 25 years committed to the health service in our community.


John South

He has held many senior management and leadership roles across the NHS in Wirral and has successfully led his teams through numerous changes in the service. His consistent support for our GP led and community based healthcare system has ensured continued improvement in our local services.


Since 2006, John has provided leadership to NHS Wirral’s Community Services, first as Director of Primary Care and Provider Services 

within Wirral Primary Care Trust and for the last year as Interim Chief Executive of Wirral Community NHS Trust. During this time we
have seen the development of services which work very closely with GPs and which are already demonstrating a move towards improved service provision outside hospital. The link between community services and general practice has been key to these developments – which John has been uniquely placed to drive forward.


Wirral Community Trust Chairman, Frances Street said "The Primary Care Trust and now the new Community Trust owe John a debt of gratitude for his leadership, support and vision. His legacy is a Community Trust in terrific shape for the future, so on behalf of all our staff, patients and partners in the community... thank you John for the last 36 years. Enjoy your retirement."


The new Wirral Community NHS Trust Chief Executive Simon Gilby will join the Trust in April 2012.


To find out more call Helen Norris on 0151 514 2888 (ext 1534)

Last Updated: Thursday, 03 November 2016 11:16

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