New Chief Executive Jon Green takes up his position at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital today.
Mr Green has joined the Hospital from the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and will be spending his first days speaking to staff and settling into his new role.
He is also keen to hear views from patients and the local community in the coming months.
He said: “My first priority is to meet as many people as possible and to listen to what they have to say.
“I want to understand what they think is working well and the areas where they believe things need to improve. I want to know what it feels like to work at the QEH and if there is anything that can be done to improve staff and patient experience.
“The QEH is a hugely valued part of West Norfolk and I also want to listen to the views of our patients and the wider community.
“The hospital has a bright future but in the coming weeks and months and years there is no denying that it faces some very substantial challenges.
“It my intention that the QEH takes on those challenges as a team, supported by a wide variety of partners.”
Edward Libbey, Trust Chair, said: “This is a new era for The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. There is no denying that the Hospital and its staff have come a long way over the last two years but there is still more work to be done.
“Now that Jon is in post, we can now move forward to meet the challenges and build an even brighter future for the Hospital.”
Mr Green has taken over from Dorothy Hosein, who left the Hospital at the end of March. Karen Croker has been acting as Interim Chief Executive during April.