Search

‘Sinking ship’ fears after second board resignation at Whittington Hospital

13:00 31 March 2014

Another resignation at the Whittington has increased fears for the hospital

Another resignation at the Whittington has increased fears for the hospital's future

© Nigel Sutton

The resignation of another member of the Whittington Hospital board has stoked further doubts over its future.

Sue Rubenstein, who joined Whittington Health - the trust that runs the hospital in Magdala Avenue, Archway - in April 2011, is stepping down as a non-executive director and chair of the hospital’s Quality Committee.

News of her departure comes little more than a week after the shock announcement that the chief executive of the hospital, Dr Yi Mien Koh, would be stepping down at the end of the month.

Ms Rubenstein revealed to the hospital’s bosses that she would be leaving because of “increasing work commitments and the challenges of balancing the demands of my role at Whittington Health with those of my business”.

She is a director and co-founder of consultancy firm Foresight Partnership and for the past three-and-a-half years has served as a non-executive director on Haringey Teaching Primary Care Trust.

Shirley Franklin, from the Defend the Whittington Hospital Coalition, claimed the recent departures were a sign that “all was not well at the Whittington. Board members seem to be going like flies,” she said. “I hope it’s not a sinking ship.’’

they’re leaving because that would be very worrying.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:42
Chairman of the UCS Council Sir Brian Leveson, comedian Michael McIntyre, and headteacher Mark Beard with monitors. Picture: Polly Hancock

Top judge Sir Brian Leveson has stepped down as chairman of a prestigious Hampstead school’s council after six years.

Yesterday, 14:21
Witanhurst. Picture: Nigel Sutton

The mysterious owner of Witanhurst - London’s largest private house - has finally been revealed to be one of Russia’s richest men.

Yesterday, 10:52
Alison Turner with her sons Gibson, 11, Mckenzie, five and Turner, 13, at PMSF UK Day at Brookfield School. Picture: Polly Hancock

Little is known about Phelan-McDermid Syndrome, the rare genetic condition which affects only 1,300 people worldwide.

Mon, 19:16

A 13-year old girl was raped by a man after meeting him the day before in Camden.

Most read news

Property Newsletter Sign-up

The latest North London property news and features straight into your inbox.

Other Emails:
Fields marked with a * are mandatory
Email Marketing by e-shot

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder