Media Release

QEH’s new CEO is Caroline Shaw

Caroline Shaw – an experienced and respected leader in the NHS – has been appointed Chief Executive of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust.

Caroline, presently Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer at Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, will join the Trust on 14 January.

QEH Chairman, Professor Steve Barnett, said: “We are delighted with this appointment. We are very fortunate to have attracted someone of Caroline’s calibre to take our organisation forward. Caroline has a proven track record of continuously improving organisations and getting results. She is passionate about transformation and has an unwavering focus on improving patient and staff experience.”

Caroline started her NHS career as a nurse before moving into midwifery and has more than three decades’ NHS and leadership experience working at Trusts around the country, including Leicester, Nottingham and Manchester.

Speaking of her appointment, Caroline said: “I very much look forward to joining Team QEH and getting to know the organisation and its staff and I’m excited about leading the organisation on its journey of improvement. I’m passionate about creating the right culture and conditions for building a happy workforce and always putting patients first.”


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