The Sussex Health and Care Partnership Executive are bidding a fond farewell to Dr Adrian Bull who retires as Chief Executive of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust this month. His distinguished career began as a medical officer in the Royal Navy, training as a GP and working as a consultant epidemiologist before holding various executive roles in the NHS and independent sector. He took the helm at ESHT in 2015 and has played an invaluable role in strengthening local services and system working. Joe Chadwick-Bell has been appointed as Chief Executive on an interim basis.
Adam Doyle, ICS Leader, said: “On behalf of all the Partnership Executive, I would like to thank Adrian for the significant contribution he has made to the progress of our system – at a local, placed-based and Sussex level. ESHT have made significant progress across key areas under his leadership and improvements have been made to the quality and safety of care for local people. In addition, he has successfully led key programmes of work across our system, including digital and testing, and has been a key member in our Executive. We wish him well in his retirement.”
Joe has over 30 years of experience in the health sector and has held the role of Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive at ESHT, having been appointed in 2016. She has worked in both ambulance and acute provider trusts, along with a period of time at the Strategic Health Authority. Joe originally started her NHS career working in the Pharmacy department at Eastbourne DGH.