Leadership Message from Dorothy Hosein

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Dear colleagues,


In light of recent difficult events, I want to share my thoughts with you and take this opportunity to thank you for your great work and commitment every day. I would also like to thank you for the wonderful support, I hear about daily, that you give to each other in times of need. I know that you are all very proud of the outstanding care that you deliver and it’s a privilege to be part of this family. 


Working with you, my executive colleagues and I want to continue developing an environment of openness and transparency within EEAST. This is essential for a healthy, happy organisation.


You will recall that I started weekly staff engagement/listening sessions when I first joined and intend for these to continue, since they highlight a wealth of information for us to utilise, as we strive for continuous improvement and supporting you better. These are also in line with our Trust values of respect and honesty.


"Our ambition is for all of you to feel able to raise concerns confidently and that these concerns will be acted upon without any fear."


Recently, a number of serious concerns have been raised by some staff members. As a result, we immediately commissioned an independent investigation into those concerns, and you may see coverage of this in the media. We cannot comment further on that investigation, until it is completed, bearing in mind our commitment to protect the confidentiality of all staff.  


I want to assure you that we take any allegations of harassment and bullying very seriously indeed. The Trust has policies and practices in place to encourage staff to come forward, air their concerns and work with us, to resolve any conflicts and put in place the kind of support that they might need. 


"Your wellbeing is a key priority for us and top of our agenda."


Please make contact with myself or my executive colleagues if you require any advice, support or indeed if you have any questions or concerns, as we are here for you.


My best wishes to you all and I look forward to seeing you on my weekly travels. 




Dorothy Hosein

Interim Chief Executive



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Posted 29th November 2019

Published 28th November 2019