Mr John Burns
Following the retiral of Dr Wai-yin Hatton in January 2012, John
Burns took up the post of Chief Executive of NHS Ayrshire &
Mr Burns is the former Chief Executive of NHS Dumfries &
Galloway, and has also held the position of Director of Health
Services. He started his NHS career at Tayside Health Board in 1983
and has held several positions throughout Scotland before taking up
the post as Chief Executive of Dumfries and Galloway Acute and
Maternity Hospitals NHS Trust in 2001.
Mr Burns has chaired a range of national work programmes
including Financial Shared Services, review of Cervical Cytology
Laboratory Services and the Implementation Board for the Managed
Services Network for Children and Young People's Cancer.
Mr Burns is originally from St Andrews in Fife, and is married
with two children.
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