New Chief Executive starts at LUHFT

We are delighted to welcome James Sumner as he joins Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

James joins as Chief Executive Designate from 1 – 15 May 2022, during which time Sir David Dalton will remain in post as Interim Chief Executive and Accountable Officer and will support James’s familiarisation and induction to the organisation.

From 16 May, James will commence his role as Chief Executive and Accountable Officer. At this point, Sir David will become Assistant Chief Executive, continuing to assist and support James until 30 June 2022.

Speaking about his appointment, James said: “I am delighted to be joining LUHFT as its Chief Executive. This is an organisation with an exciting future and great ambitions, and I will be spending the coming days and weeks getting out and about and listening to the views of as many of my new colleagues as possible. I look forward to beginning our journey to realise the promise of LUHFT to deliver the great care our staff are committed to providing and that our patients deserve.”