St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Kevin Howell as its new Director of Estates and Facilities.

Kevin joins St George’s from West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, where he has been Director of Environment since 2014.

Kevin has over 30 years’ experience in the NHS, and has held a number of senior and executive estates and facilities roles in the London area – including at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Barnet and Chase Farm and North Middlesex University Hospital.

Kevin said: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at West Herts but I am looking forward to becoming part of St George’s with its history and reputation. I am extremely excited to be joining the new executive team, and to continue the organisation’s response to its estate and facilities challenges. I can’t wait to get started.”

Jacqueline Totterdell, who joined St George’s as Chief Executive in May 2017, welcomed Kevin’s appointment:

“Kevin is going to be a key member of the team, and has a crucial role to play in making sure our hospital and community teams are equipped to provide the best possible care for our patients. He will lead an excellent and committed estates and facilities team, and we look forward to him joining the Trust in the near future.”

Kevin will join the Trust in January 2018, and Richard Hancock, our current Director of Estates and Facilities, will continue in his role until the New Year.

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St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare providers in the UK. Its main site, St George’s Hospital – one of the country’s principal teaching hospitals – is shared with St George’s, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. As well as acute hospital services, the trust provides a wide variety of specialist and community hospital based care and a full range of community services to children, adults, older people and people with learning disabilities. These services are provided from Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton, 11 health centres and clinics, schools and nurseries, patients’ homes and Wandsworth Prison.