Mark Hackett, Interim Chief Executive

Headshot of Mark Hackett, Interim Chief Executive Mark joined as Interim Chief Executive in April 2024.

Mark is an experienced NHS leader, with more than 30 years’ experience at Board level, including as Chief Executive of Southampton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, North Staffordshire NHS Trust and latterly, Swansea Bay University Health Board. Mark is a values-driven leader focused on quality with a track record in delivery.

Mark said: “There is so much that I can see staff here have to be proud of, for example driving improvements in care for patients with cancer and in elective care and that is testament to the effort being put in. I recognise there is a significant challenge manifesting itself in urgent and emergency care and that will require a team effort to address, both within the whole trust and with partners across the Devon and Cornwall systems. I promise that this will involve staff and clinicians at all levels to make the improvements patients deserve. There will be some key decisions to be made about how we do that together and I am committed, in my time as Interim, to working with staff, partners and the Board to make those decisions and drive a step change for the communities UHP serves.”

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