Hospital chief executive celebrates damehood

A HOSPITAL chief executive is celebrating 10 years on the job after being made a Dame.

Tuesday, 1st January 2019, 12:24 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:22 am

Marianne Griffiths, chief executive of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals received a Dame Commander (DBE) in the Queen's New Year's Honours.

She said: '˜I have the privilege to work with so many extraordinary and caring colleagues in the NHS and I am delighted to accept this honour in recognition of everything we achieve together for the people we serve.

'˜Working for the NHS can be tough, but there is a generosity of spirit that binds us together and to be awarded this honour for doing my job is a wonderful tribute to all of my colleagues.'

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She has led the trust, which includes St Richard's Hospital in Chichester, since a trust merger in 2009.

Board chairman Alan McCarthy added: '˜This is a well-deserved recognition of her dedication and service to the NHS and her contribution to improving the quality of patient care.

'˜I am sure Marianne would say that her success is built on teamwork and the fantastic commitment and support of colleagues in the Trust.'