North Middlesex University Hospital will welcome its newly appointed chairman next Monday (20).
Dusty Amroliwala, former non-executive director of Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Hospital Trust, with 25 years experience in the Royal Air Force, will replace chair John Carrier.
After coming under fire for its troubled A&E department last year, the next 12 months are crucial for Mr Amroliwala to work with key experts to draw up a blueprint to secure the Edmonton hospital’s financial future and clinical services.
“We are delighted Dusty is joining us as chair of the board,” said Libby McManus, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust’s chief executive in Sterling Way.
“And we look forward to working together to continue to improve the services we provide for our patients, the local community we serve and the hard-working staff who work and train here.”
Mr Amroliwala is also the Deputy-Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer of the University of East London.
He serves as chairman of trustees at London Design and Engineering College, trustee of Combat Stress and a lay member of the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office.
Steve Russell, NHS Improvement’s Executive Regional Managing Director for London, said Mr Amroliwala’s strong leadership skills were crucial to improving the trust “at a pace required over the coming year.”
“The trust faces a number of challenges in the coming months and Dusty’s appointment is a key element of the support that NHS Improvement is providing to the organisation over this period,” he added.