Tracey Fletcher to take on new CEO role in Kent.
Homerton’s Chief Executive Tracey Fletcher is leaving the Trust in the spring of next year to take up a new role of Chief Executive of East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.
Tracey has been the CEO of Homerton since the beginning of 2013 and was chief operating officer prior to her appointment.
During her tenure, Homerton has been a high performing organisation with Homerton Hospital being awarded Outstanding status by the Care Quality Commission last year and the Trust consistently being in the top three or four hospitals in the England for A&E performance and achieving waiting list targets.
Tracey said: “I have enjoyed every minute of my time as the Chief Executive of Homerton. It has been a real privilege to be allowed to lead and represent such tremendous NHS people.
“The Trust is a unique organisation where everybody at every level works together to ensure the very best for our patients. Never has this been more true than in the past 19 months when all our people have gone that extra mile to treat and save hundreds of lives during this awful pandemic.
“It is a source of great pride that we are recognised as one of the best performing organisations in the NHS. This is down to all the fantastic people who are part of the Homerton family. I shall feel sad to leave Hackney as I have so many wonderful colleagues in the Trust and friends in the local organisations including Hackney Council where I had the rare and great privilege to receive the Freedom of the Borough on behalf of the Trust a few months ago. But I am confident that Homerton will continue to go from strength to strength and be a leading light in NHS healthcare for decades to come.”
Trust Chairman Sir John Gieve said: “We will be very sad to lose Tracey. She has proven to be an outstanding leader, not just in the recent challenging times we have gone through, but throughout her nine years as our Chief Executive. She will be missed by us all at the Trust and also in the wider health community in north east London. She leaves Homerton and the emerging health and care partnership in City and Hackney in a strong position.
“She will be going to take over the reins of her local Trust as she lives in south east Kent. It is a larger organisation with many challenges which we are sure will benefit from her drive, her focus on the right issues, and her ability to build high performing teams. We wish her well in her future career.”
The Trust will start the search for a new chief executive in the New Year.
December 17 2021