NHS Property Services, the government-owned company that owns and runs 10 per cent of the NHS estate, has appointed Jane Hamilton as its new chair from 22nd March.
She takes over from Ian Ellis, who has held the role since 2016, and will support NHSPS in delivering on its commitment to enable excellent patient care and to improve the health estate for both patients and NHS workers.
Hamilton has over 30 years of experience in the property and government sectors. Alongside her current role at the University of Essex, she is also a non-executive director at the Government Property Agency.
Her experience at a senior executive level spans global banking, investment management and property management in the UK and overseas. She has also been on the board of trustees at the Institute of Cancer Research. During her career she has been involved in managing organisational change, talent development and environmental sustainability.
As chair, Hamilton will work closely with the Department of Health and Social Care to steer the direction of NHSPS, collaborating with customers, integrated care systems and local councils as the NHS estate evolves to guarantee that healthcare facilities meet future needs in a sustainable manner. Main areas of focus will include building on existing work on community-based care and social prescribing sites, as well as supporting the NHS in its goal to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Hamilton said: “It is an exciting time to join the company, as we look to continue to support the NHS and patients by providing healthcare facilities that meet patients’ needs now and beyond the pandemic. I look forward to the challenges ahead, but most importantly to making a tangible difference to the NHS.”
Martin Steele, CEO of NHSPS, said: “Jane has a wealth of experience in both the property and government sectors which will be integral in our continued efforts to support the NHS in getting the most from its estate, ensuring it’s consistently fit for purpose so that healthcare professionals can deliver excellent patient care. I would also like to thank our outgoing chair Ian Ellis for his leadership at NHSPS over the past five years. He has played an important role in guiding the organisation through a difficult time for the whole NHS.”
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