New chief executive appointed for charity which runs St Andrew’s Hospital in Northampton

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The new chief exectuive of the charity which runs St Andrew’s Hospital in Northampton has been revealed.

Gil Baldwin MBE will take charge of St Andrew’s Healthcare in July. The appointment follows the early retirement of Professor Philip Sugarman in February after health concerns.

Chairman elect Peter Winslow said: “Our mission is to help as many people as possible who are experiencing complex mental illness.

More broadly, we value our partnerships with the NHS, with universities, and with health and social care agencies across the country - and further afield - which ensure that we provide the standard of patient care that we would all want for our own friends and family.

“Many of the specialist services we provide today were pioneered by St Andrew’s and remain the only ones of their kind. Leading an organisation of our size and complexity is no easy task and it was vital to the Board that we found the right person.”

A spokesman for St Andrew’s Healthcare said Mr Baldwin was currently advising the UK Government in relation to its G8 commitments on dementia.

“His background includes military service working all over the world including the Balkans and Iraq where he helped to re-establish civil societies and the underpinning infrastructure.

“He then joined Aviva, where he became managing director of Aviva Health, and was then invited to lead Tunstall Healthcare as CEO. Tunstall works to provide services which enable people with healthcare needs to remain living independently in their own homes.”

Current chairman, Charles Wake, added: “In the last decade, St Andrew’s has changed significantly.

“Today, we are helping more people, with more complex conditions, than ever in our 176 year history. St Andrew’s deserves the best and we are certain we have got that with Gil Baldwin. His track record in healthcare and leading organisations through change, while continually striving to find new ways to improve patient care is precisely what we were looking for.”

Acting Chief Executive Officer Warren Irving will continue his role until Mr Baldwin joins in July.