Message from Dorothy Hosein

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Having joined EEAST as Interim Chief Executive Officer in 2018 and then taking up the role permanently in 2019, I have now taken the decision to step down as CEO. 

This is not easy as I have enjoyed my time with you, and am proud of the work you do every day. However, I have recently suffered from ill health, including a severe bout of COVID-19 from which I am still recovering, so it is with great sadness that I have decided to relinquish my post to focus on my recovery. 

Staff are at the heart of the service, and it has been an absolute pleasure working with employees of EEAST. As many of you know it has been really important to me to try and demonstrate my commitment and passion for better engagement with staff, and I hope that you have seen this over the past two years. 

I know I have been described on more than one occasion as ‘improvement driven’, and believe effective team-working really does drive change. I am therefore hugely proud and thankful for the work we have done together to improve patient safety and experience. Our improvement work was a critical reason we were able to provide such a strong response to COVID-19 in 2020, keeping patients and staff safe whilst delivering national standards. 

I hope this ambitious spirit and ‘can do’ culture continues, and I wish every success for EEAST in the future. 

Dorothy Hosein


Published 20th January 2021

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