THERE’S a new boss at Torbay and South Devon NHS Trust.

Arun Chandran has been appointed as the trust’s new Chief Operating Officer.

Currently working in Oxford, Arun will join the trust this autumn. 

Having started his career as a nurse, he has since held a variety of leadership roles in NHS trusts including London North West Healthcare Trusts, Royal Surrey Country NHS Foundation Trust and Gloucestershire Hospitals.

Arun said: ‘I am delighted to be joining Torbay and South Devon and looking forward to working with the Board, our teams and our colleagues to deliver better health and care for our communities.

‘I’m really passionate about addressing health inequalities and also focused on high-quality patient care and supporting and developing colleagues and teams.

‘I am keen to take forward the good work already started by teams across the trust in transforming services and to play my part in supporting the wider health and care system as we make further improvements in safety, quality, financial sustainability, integrated working and performance, and access to our services for people across Devon and Cornwall.

Liz Davenport, chief executive, said: ‘I am very pleased that Arun has chosen to join us this autumn. ‘He brings a passion for equality and inclusion which aligns with our compassionate leadership framework and our vision to deliver better health and care for all.


‘Arun’s input will be key to further developing our care model and transforming our clinical services so that they meet the needs of our communities now and in the future.’