Teaching trust loses second chief executive in two weeks

EXCLUSIVE: A major London teaching hospital has been forced to suspend its acting chief executive amid serious financial allegations less than two weeks after the trust’s substantive chief executive stood down.

An email to St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust staff this morning, leaked to HSJ, revealed Paula Vasco-Knight was suspended on Friday after serious financial allegations were made against her relating to a role at a previous employer.

The suspension of Ms Vasco-Knight comes after the trust announced last month substantive chief executive Miles Scott would be standing down. His departure followed weeks of speculation about his future at the troubled trust and almost three weeks of annual leave.

Mr Scott is due to begin a secondment at NHS Improvement.

In an email to staff sent on Tuesday, trust chair Sir David Henshaw said Ms Vasco-Knight had been suspended last week. He did not say which previous employment the allegations related to…


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