New interim chief executive begins work at Hinchingbrooke Hospital
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Lance McCarthy has started work as interim chief executive at Hinchingbrooke Hospital following the resignation of Dr Hisham Abdel-Rahman.
Mr McCarthy is on a six-month secondment from North Middlesex University Hospital, where he has been deputy chief executive for more than four years, while the hospital trust searches for a permanent replacement.
Mr McCarthy has worked in the NHS for more than 20 years in hospitals in a variety of general, performance and strategic management roles.
A spokesman for Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust said: “Lance is passionate about the NHS, healthcare and the provision of high-quality care for all, regardless of background and location.
“He is looking forward to leading on further developing high-quality services for local people, building on what has already been achieved and pushing Hinchingbrooke forward towards its aim of becoming a top ten hospital.”
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Former chief executive Hisham Abdel-Rahman stood down in August, but will continue to practice at the hospital as a consultant gynaecologist.
Dr Abdel-Rahman joined the hospital in 2000 and was appointed as chief executive in February 2014, under the stewardship of private healthcare firm Circle.
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When Circle withdrew from its contract to run the hospital, in April, Dr Abdel-Rahman oversaw its return to NHS management.