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Search for new Chief Executive for Torbay Hospital

South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to recruit a new Chief Executive to fill the post which at present is held by Dr John Lowes on an interim basis.

The Trust runs Torbay Hospital, a medium-sized district general hospital with a national reputation for delivering high-quality, compassionate, cost-effective and innovative healthcare.

Currently responsible for a resident population of 300,000 which swells by as many as 100,000 visitors at any one time during the summer season, a £230 million annual budget and over 4,000 staff, the Trust proposes to merge with Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust to help develop a comprehensive integrated health and care service for the local community.

Richard Ibbotsman, Chairman of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust said: “We’re seeking a talented leader who can build on what we’ve already achieved and help turn our future vision of developing a comprehensive integrated health and care service, into a reality.

“If you have the drive and determination to be at the forefront of healthcare changes, please visit for further details. For a confidential discussion please contact our advising consultant Melanie Shearer on 0207 426 3971. Closing date is Friday 7th November 2014.”

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