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Facebook Live with Leicester's Hospitals - June 2022


Join our Leicester’s Hospitals Chief Executive, and members of our Executive Team Live on Facebook - Thursday 30 June, 5:15pm

Live with Leicester’s Hospitals’ is a new monthly opportunity to hear the latest news and updates from your hospitals from our executive team and ask the questions that matter to you.

Health matters to everyone and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to engage with our executive team, so there’s no need to travel as the conversation is streamed live on Facebook. If you join late or can’t make it, you can also watch it again later at a time that suits you.

This month, the panel will be discussing our current operational picture as well as beginning a dialogue on health inequity. There’ll also be plenty of opportunities for you to ask questions to the panel through the chat function in the event, or you can email questions that you would like to be asked to communications@uhl-tr.nhs.uk by 5pm on Wednesday 29 June.

You can join the event on Facebook Live on Thursday 30 June from 5.15pm-6pm. Click here to register your interest in advance and to join the conversation on the day.


Panellists at our next event

Richard Mitchell, chief executive

Richard rejoined UHL as chief executive in October 2021 having worked as the chief executive of Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for four years. Whilst chief executive at Sherwood Forest Hospitals, the trust was voted HSJ Acute/ Specialist Trust of the Year and its acute site was rated Outstanding by the CQC. 


Jon Melbourne, chief operating officer

Jon joined us in February this year from University College London Hospitals where he was director of operations. Jon has previously held a number a senior leadership positions in trust in London gaining significant experience in operational, financial, strategic and system roles.


Julie Hogg, chief nurse

Also new to Leicester is chief nurse, Julie, who joined Leicester’s Hospitals in May 2022. Julie is dual-trained as a nurse and midwife and most recently was chief nurse at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


Dr Ruw Abeyratne, director of health equity and inclusion

Dr Ruw Abeyratne, who joined the trust earlier this month as our first director of health equality and inclusion. This important role will help improve equality and inclusion in our hospitals as we look to provide more equitable care to reduce health inequalities for local people. She plans to combine the role with clinical work as a consultant geriatrician to ensure she continues to experience the front line of the NHS first-hand.


The video will also be available below from 5.15pm on Thursday 30 June and available to watch again later.