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Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust chief executive to retire

Local Democracy Reporting Service

James Cain

The chief executive of a NHS Trust which ran a mental health unit ordered to close after the deaths of two teenagers has announced he is retiring.

Middlesbrough's West Lane Hospital closed in August, following the deaths of two 17-year-olds Christie Harnett and Nadia Sharif, and a CQC inspection which rated the hospital as inadequate.

Colin Martin has been the chief executive of the Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust since 2016 and will leave the £205,000 a year job next spring.

Colin Martin
Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
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