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South London Healthcare Trust administrator gets new job

PUBLISHED: 13:17 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 15:53 16 January 2013

Matthew Kershaw

Matthew Kershaw

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Trust special administrator Matthew Kershaw will start a new job as a chief executive of a large teaching hospital later this year.

Mr Kershaw has overseen the administration process of the financially-stricken South London Healthcare Trust (SLHT), which includes Princess Royal University Hospital in Farnborough Common, and will take up his new role at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust in the spring.

Mr Kershaw was appointed by the NHS last July after SLHT became the first hospital trust nationwide to be placed on the unsustainable provider regime having racked up debts of more than £150 million.

One of the most controversial recommendations was the closure of Lewisham Hospital’s A&E, despite SLHT never running the hospital.

Mr Hunt is due to make his final decision on the findings of his report on February 1.

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