Trust’s new Chief Operating Officer

Marcus Bailey 2019

The Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Marcus Bailey as EEAST's chief operating officer.

Marcus has been acting chief operating officer since February 2019 and his appointment has been confirmed, following a recent rigorous interview process. He will take up his permanent appointment immediately.

Marcus has extensive experience within the ambulance sector, combining clinical and operational leadership roles. Professionally he is a paramedic and registered adult nurse, who combines his leadership role with clinical practice.

Marcus joined the ambulance service in 1998, as a student ambulance technician and became a paramedic in 2002, before moving into education. He is currently completing a Florence Nightingale Scholarship, focusing on leadership. His previous roles have included paramedic, nurse, general manager, clinical general manager, head of education and training and substantively, as the deputy director (consultant paramedic).

Marcus’ role focuses on ensuring our patients receive effective and high quality care. This is achieved through leading a team of clinicians and managers, across the sectors in emergency operations, non-emergency operations and our ambulance operations centres. He also plays a significant leadership role within our volunteer groups, including our community first responders.

We are sure that many of you will know Marcus from his active engagement with our partners and stakeholders across the region and that his appointment in this substantive role, will be welcomed by all.

Published 18th October 2019

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