New EMAS chief executive appointed

A new interim chief executive has been appointed by East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) for the next nine months.

EMAS chairman, Jon Towler, appointed Sue Noyes to lead the organisation after the departure of former boss Phil Milligan.

Sue Noyes has over 20 years’ experience in the NHS and was recently acting as Chief Executive at the Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.

She will begin the role in October, and remain at EMAS until a permanent Chief Executive is found.

Sue Noyes said: “I’m looking forward to getting started at EMAS.

“I know that all staff in the organisation are committed to serving the people of the East Midlands in the best way possible and I see my role as helping the organisation reach its full potential in this mission.”

Chairman, Jon Towler added: “Sue brings with her a proven track record in changing the culture of organisations to get the best out of people.

“I’m sure that, with mine and the board’s support, she will help EMAS reach and exceed its targets as well as providing an excellent service to the people of the East Midlands.”

EMAS has been consulting and approved plans to restructure the service across Lincolnshire by reducing the number of stations and introducing superhubs.

The service was also fined £3.5 million after missing a target on response times for the third year in a row, with previous fines amassing £7.5 million.