THE chairman of the Morecambe Bay hospital trust is set to retire in November.

Ian Johnson has announced his decision to retire from his role with the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.

He has held the role since April 2018.

Mr Johnson said: “There are a number of personal and family reasons for me taking this decision now, coupled with an expected absence from the trust following surgery. I truly believe that the time is now right for me to hand over to a new person."