Horder Healthcare has appointed Richard Tyler to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Richard joins the award-winning Crowborough based organisation from Queen Victoria Hospital, (QVH) East Grinstead, where he has achieved an “Outstanding” rating for patient care as part of the 2016 CQC inspection. His appointment to Horder Healthcare means he will be responsible for all the Charity’s work across Sussex & Kent.
This role at Horder Healthcare includes responsibility for the orthopaedic hospital and centre of excellence The Horder Centre in Crowborough, outreach clinics in Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne and Seaford and The McIndoe Centre in East Grinstead, a specialist plastic surgery centre which is just commencing orthopaedic work.
Richard said: “When I first got to know The Horder Centre, I was impressed with the commitment to advancing health and its rich history. The acquisition of The McIndoe Centre enabled me to become better acquainted with Horder Healthcare as it embarked on the next phase of its development.
“I’m joining the organisation at a very exciting time and I believe we can take the strengths and qualities currently seen within Horder Healthcare to a wider reach using The McIndoe Centre as another centre of excellence.”
Horder Healthcare chairman Dr Sue Grieve said: “We’re delighted to welcome Richard to Horder Healthcare. His vast experience in the healthcare business is invaluable to us as we consolidate the growth, development and extend the reach of our charity.”
After graduating from Newcastle University, Richard began his career in local authorities before joining the NHS in various roles in Surrey and London and most recently at QVH on the same campus at The McIndoe Centre.
Richard, who lives locally with his wife Rachael, takes over as CEO from Di Thomas who retires from the role next month.