Management Team

The Management Team at The Foscote Hospital consists of our team of Trustees and the Hospital Manager.

Board of Trustees

As a Charitable Trust, The Foscote Hospital is overseen by a Board of Trustees who have ultimate responsibility for governing the hospital and directing how it is managed and run.

Hospital Manager

The hospital is managed at a strategic and operational level by the Hospital Manager, Mrs Marion Southwood.

Hospital Trustees

Mr David Budd FRCS (Chairman)

Mr Budd established The Foscote Hospital in 1976, together with three colleagues, to provide Banbury with much-needed private medical facilities. They acquired the land, organised fundraising and registered as a Charitable Trust. The hospital was then designed and built and opened in February 1981. Mr Budd has been associated with the hospital from its foundation to the present day, both as a surgeon and as an administrator. In his NHS practice Mr Budd was a general surgeon and is a former Medical Director at The Horton General Hospital in Banbury. He is a local resident and his pastimes include salmon fishing and natural history.

Dr Simon Chamberlain

Dr Simon Chamberlain qualified as a Doctor from Cambridge University in 1990. He was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist in the Oxford University Hospitals and began practising at The Foscote Hospital in 1999. Dr Chamberlain has held a number of management roles in the NHS including Clinical Director and Chair of LNC. He has had clinical responsibility for Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Day Case and endoscopy at the Horton Hospital. He was Chair of the Medical Advisory Committee at The Foscote Hospital for a number of years and has been a Trustee at the charity since 2012.

Dr Peter Matthews OBE, FRSA

Dr Peter Matthews, a former Her Majesty’s Inspector, is a non-clinical trustee with expertise in quality assurance and a background in public service. He is an education consultant, member of the Institute of Directors and visiting professor at the UCL Institute of Education. Dr Matthews represents trustees on Foscote Hospital’s Quality and Risk Committee. After teaching in schools and higher education, Peter held senior government posts and was responsible for the development and quality of the Ofsted inspection system from 1991-2004. Dr Matthews has served as Schools Adjudicator and been adviser to the DfE, Ofsted and the OECD. He is a local resident.

Mr Andrew McHugh

Mr Andrew McHugh is a former British and Omani Army officer. He was the finance controller of the Aga Khan Health Service in Tajikistan and has also been a general practice manager in Banbury. Mr McHugh served on the governing body of Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group. He is currently a Cherwell District Councillor and chair of the Cherwell South Northamptonshire community partnership network. Mr McHugh is also a member of the Oxfordshire Joint Health Overview Scrutiny Committee. His qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Health Systems Management from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He has been a Trustee of The Foscote Hospital since 2017.

Hospital Manager

Mrs Marion Southwood

Mrs Marion Southwood has over 25 years’ experience working in private healthcare. Her career has included the role of Director of Clinical Services in Oxford, Northampton and Buckinghamshire. Marion originally trained as a registered nurse and previously worked at The Foscote Hospital in a nursing capacity when it was first established, before studying for her Diploma in Health Services Management.