Trust Finance Chief to step down in 2025

Jon Sargeant, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals’ (DBTH) Executive Director of Recovery, Innovation and Transformation and Chief Financial Officer, will be stepping down and retiring in January 2025.

Jon joined DBTH in November 2016 as Director of Finance during a particularly challenging period marked by a substantial, unexpected deficit.

With his significant expertise and the support of his team, Jon was instrumental in stabilising the organisation’s finances and placing the Trust on firmer ground—an achievement that highlighted his exceptional competence, dedication, and experience, attributes that have defined his tenure at DBTH.

As the Director of Finance, Jon consistently stewarded the organisation to achieve challenging efficiency programmes and delivering ambitious financial plans.

In the immediate period following the pandemic, Jon temporarily stepped away from Finance. In a secondment role, he became the Executive Director for Recovery, Innovation, and Transformation, as well as Deputy Chief Executive, making considerable contributions over the past three years.

In this role, Jon has driven key improvements within the Trust. His directorate encompasses Strategy and Improvement, Digital Transformation, Information and Informatics, and the Performance Management Office, and these services have been crucial in the recovery from the challenges of COVID-19, with a primary focus on enhancing patient care and treatment, as well as addressing the challenges related to ageing buildings.

In 2023, Jon resumed his post as Chief Financial Officer, alongside his responsibilities for Recovery, Innovation, and Transformation. Under his leadership, the Trust has embarked on several ambitious projects, most notably the Community Diagnostic Centre, Bassetlaw Emergency Village, Montagu Elective Orthopaedic Centre, and the long-term refurbishment plan for Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

These initiatives represent a record-breaking investment that will help secure the future of services and the provision of high-quality care for local patients for years to come.

Richard Parker OBE, Chief Executive at DBTH, said: “We are immensely grateful for Jon’s contributions and leadership. His retirement marks the end of a distinguished career in the health services spanning over 35 years, dedicated to doing the very best for the NHS, and those dependent upon it. On behalf of all colleagues at the Trust, I want to wish him the very best of happiness and health, as well as say ‘thank you’.

“In the coming weeks, we will begin the process to appoint Jon’s successor.”