22 October 2020

Long standing human resources director to retire

Monica Green, Director of Human Resources is retiring after 23 years’ working at the Trust, during which time she has worked with nine Chief Executives and has a total of 33 years service in the NHS.

Monica joined the NHS in 1987 as Personnel Manager with South East Thames Regional Health Authority. She held various posts within the South East region, before moving to Brighton Healthcare NHS Trust as Personnel Manager in 1993. She then joined Eastbourne Hospitals NHS Trust as Director of Personnel and training in 1997, and subsequently became Director of Human Resources when East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust was formed in 2002.

Monica Green, Director of Human Resources said: “After 23 years working in East Sussex, I will be sorry to leave. This has been a major part of my life and I will truly miss the many amazing and talented people across the organisation. I will look back on my time here with great pride and with fond memories, having had the pleasure of working with some of the very best people in the NHS. I have experienced many changes over my time here but the one constant is the commitment of the people who work here to provide high quality care for patients. I am leaving a very supportive and professional team who I am sure my successor will enjoy working with. I wish everyone all the best in the future.”

Steve Phoenix, Chairman East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust said: “It has been a real honour and privilege to work alongside Monica in my time here at ESHT. She is dedicated and a hardworking team player with a deep understanding of our values. She will be missed. I would like to thank her personally for her guidance and the support she has provided to me and my follow board members both past and present. On behalf of the board of directors and our 7,000 plus strong workforce I would like to thank Monica for her outstanding contribution to the NHS and wish her the very best for the future.”

Monica retires on 25th November and her replacement will be announced in the next couple of weeks.