Sian Bates, Chairman, made the following announcement today (17 December 2021):
"I am delighted to announce that, following a formal interview process, Jo Farrar has been appointed as the Chief Executive of HRCH. This is in addition to his role as Chief Executive at Kingston Hospital.
"Jo has been Interim Chief Executive at HRCH since 1 April. He has demonstrated his understanding of community services and a passion for further developing the crucial role they play in supporting the health and wellbeing of residents in our three boroughs, Hounslow, Kingston and Richmond.
"His proven track record for outstanding leadership, his enthusiasm and knowledge will further support our exciting plans for the integration of services and the development of staff in our boroughs and across the two integrated care systems in which we operate."
Sarah Blow, Chief Executive Designate of the NHS South West London Integrated Care Board said: “I would like to congratulate Jo on his appointment and thank him for the work he has done in leading HRCH this year. I look forward to continuing to work with Jo in the new SWL integrated care system in the months ahead.”
Jo Farrar said: “I am really excited to be appointed to the substantive Chief Executive position at HRCH. I’ve really enjoyed working with the fantastic staff at the Trust since April, so look forward to continuing to support them to provide the best care to people in Hounslow, Kingston and Richmond.
“People tell us that we deliver outstanding care and I look forward to continuing to be a part of the HRCH journey, in the months and years ahead.”