Ex-chief of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust leaves advisory role


The former chief executive of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has left her latest role following "concerns" from the public.

Katrina Percy faced repeated calls to resign over the mental health trust's failure to investigate hundreds of deaths.

Ms Percy resigned as chief executive in August but went straight into a new role at the same trust in an advisory capacity.

She has now left that role.

The trust said in a statement: "Following the recent announcement that Katrina Percy will take on a regional strategic advisory role, we have received correspondence from the public, patients and families expressing their concerns. We have listened to all of this feedback and reflected.

"Both the trust and NHS Improvement believe it is no longer possible for Katrina to continue in her new advisory role. Katrina shares this view and we have worked with NHS Improvement to come to a settlement where she will leave Southern Health with immediate effect, to pursue other opportunities.

"We thank Katrina for her significant contribution to the NHS and we wish her well for the future.

"As a board we are now making arrangements to continue the important work that Katrina was due to finish. We hope that the organisation can now continue to focus on our primary objective: delivering the best possible care to all those we look after."