Portsmouth hospital chief executive to leave role later this month

THE chief executive of Portsmouth’s hospitals will be leaving his post for a national position, it has been announced.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 5:48 pm

Mark Cubbon of Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust – which runs Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham and St Mary’s – will take up a new national role in the NHS leadership team later this month.

There, he will become the director for long-term plan delivery and deputy chief operating officer at NHS England.

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Mark Cubbon, chief executive of Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, giving a speech. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Trust chairman Melloney Poole said: ‘Mark’s appointment is a real testament to his expertise, experience, and the quality of leadership he has demonstrated throughout his career and in particular during his time with us at PHU.

‘He has an unwavering focus on supporting our teams and individuals to provide the best possible care for our patients, whether they’re in hospital, in the community, or receiving treatment from our more specialist services.

‘He will also be able to draw his experience of the practical pressures, and the emotional strain, facing colleagues following the NHS’s incredible response to Covid-19, as well as his ability to develop effective partnerships between organisations.’

Mr Poole added that Mr Cubbon has played a ‘pivotal’ role in the trust’s improvements at QA and St Mary’s, and securing investment into Portsmouth.

‘Though I know colleagues across Portsmouth, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight and further afield will miss him, we all recognise how valuable Mark’s expertise will be in shaping future healthcare services at a national level,’ he said.

Penny Emerit, the trust’s deputy chief executive and director of strategy and performance, will take up the role of chief executive

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