EMAS boss quits role less than a year after official appointment

The chief executive role at the East Midlands Ambulance Service is open once again, less than a year after the appointment of Sue Noyes.

As previously reported, Sue was officially appointed as chief exec in May 2015 after she sat in the interim seat for 18 months.

She will leave the job in June 2016 due to what she says are personal family reasons.

Phil Milligan, who filled the role for two years, quit in 2013 after criticisms from politicians over restructuring plans. The service was also fined millions for failing to meet target response times.

The role was initially taken on by Jon Towler until Sue Noyes took over, as interim.

East Midlands Ambulance Service announced on Monday, February 15 that Sue Noyes would be leaving.

Chairman Pauline Tagg said: “Sue is a valued and respected member of the EMAS team and we will be sorry to see her leave.

“She has made this decision for personal family reasons, and I know she has not made it lightly.

“I have asked Sue to stay on until June 2016, to continue to lead EMAS through the introduction of phase three of our quality improvement programme Better Patient Care – Driving Forward for 2016.

“Sue and I are committed to ensure that our work continues as normal over the following months.

“We will continue to meet and engage with staff and stakeholders across the East Midlands as we prepare our long term plan to secure EMAS’ future.”

In the coming weeks Pauline Tagg will be discussing with the EMAS Board and the NHS Trust Development Authority the future leadership arrangements for EMAS.