New chief executive announced for Tunbridge Wells Hospital

    Experienced NHS manager Miles Scott has been appointed the new Chief Executive of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells (MTW) NHS Trust.

    The body oversees the hospitals in Pembury and Maidstone as well as several local Minor Injury Units and was rated as ‘requires improvement’ in its most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) report.

    The Chief Executive takes over on January 8, around the time a new CQC rating is due.

    He succeeds interim CEO Jim Lusby, who took temporary charge in September when Glenn Douglas departed, after ten years, for a role within Kent NHS Sustainability and Transformation Plan.

    Mr Scott was Chief Executive of St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust in London from 2011 to 2016.

    He has previously worked within Bradford Teaching Hospitals and Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust as well as within the NHS Ambulance Improvement Programme.

    “I am delighted to have been appointed CEO at MTW,” he said.

    “I have been very impressed by the staff I have met and look forward to working together to deliver outstanding patient and staff experience.”

    The father-of-two lives in London with his wife Abbie and has also been Chairman of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) Safe Staffing Advisory Committee.

    David Highton, MTW Chairman, added: “Our ambition, together, is to continue to make MTW an excellent place for care which is underpinned by financial stability.”

    Mr Scott is a keen runner and recently completed the Cologne marathon. Ever the optimist, he is also an Arsenal FC fan and enjoys theatre.