The Chair of the London Ambulance Service, Heather Lawrence OBE, has today announced the appointment of Daniel Elkeles as the Trust’s new Chief Executive. Daniel, who will join LAS on secondment on 16 August 2021, has significant experience in the NHS and healthcare, and is currently Chief Executive of Epsom and St Helier Hospitals NHS Trust, where he has served for nearly seven years. Prior to this, he was Accountable Officer for five of the clinical commissioning groups in North West London. During his time at Epsom and St Helier hospitals, Daniel has led on plans, and secured funding, to build a brand new £500 million Specialist Emergency Care Hospital in Sutton. He has also overseen a significant improvement in patient care, quality, finance and leadership, culminating in the organisation being rated as ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission. Daniel replaces Garrett Emmerson whose is leaving the Trust at the end of August.