The Independent London Newspaper


Defend Whittington Coalition says new additions to hospital board are ‘worrying’

Published: 28 February, 2014

A TELECOMS giant boss and the former chief executive of the UK Border Agency have joined the board of Whittington Hospital.

Tony Rice will shore up “finance and business” at the Archway NHS trust after stepping down as chief executive of Cable and Wireless.

He has also run Tunstall Healthcare, the country’s largest private provider of Tele-Health patient communication systems, and a pub chain company.

Rob Whiteman, a former chief executive of the UK Border Agency and Barking and Dagenham Council, is being put in charge of “audit and risk”.

Defend Whittington Hospital Coalition chairwoman Shirley Franklin said: “This is very worrying. What do they know about hospitals?”

The group has invited the hospital’s new chairman, Steve Hitchins, to a public meeting in St Mary Brookfield Church, in Dartmouth Park Road, on Monday.



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