Oxleas Chief Executive to help run new NHS Nightingale Hospital

News: Matthew Trainer secondment

As part of the efforts for everyone across the NHS to pull together to deal with Covid-19, our Chief Executive, Matthew Trainer, has been seconded to help run the NHS Nightingale Hospital.  The Chief Executive of NHS Nightingale will be Professor Charles Knight and Matthew Trainer will be the Deputy Chief Executive.  The hospital will be managed by Barts Health NHS Trust alongside its existing group of hospitals.

Dr Ify Okocha will be Acting Chief Executive of Oxleas NHS until 1 July. Dr Okocha has worked at the trust for many years as Medical Director and was also appointed last year as Deputy Chief Executive.

Matthew Trainer said: "People right across Oxleas and the wider NHS are having to work differently to rise to the challenge of the Covid-19 crisis. For me, this will involve a three-month secondment to the NHS Nightingale Hospital at ExCel. I know that the trust will be in great hands in my absence under Dr Okocha’s excellent leadership."

Published on 30th March 2020