Media Release

New CEO Caroline Shaw joins QEH

New Interim Chief Executive Caroline Shaw has joined The Queen Elizabeth Hospital today (Monday, 14th January).

Mrs Shaw, an experienced and respected leader in the NHS, will be working with staff to drive forward improvements to ensure the QEH is delivering a high standard of care for patients.

She joins the team from Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust, where she was Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Operating Officer.

Mrs Shaw said: “I have visited the hospital a few times leading up to my first day and I have seen that I am joining a very busy, dedicated team who are providing and supporting the delivery of care in our hospital and local community.

“I now want to ensure that all that hard work and effort is supported and focused appropriately so that we can ensure that together we are improving care, improving outcomes and improving lives.

“We are better together and so I will be working with staff to ensure that what we deliver is right for patients, right for stakeholders and colleagues as well.

“I will be meeting with as many members of staff and key partners as I can over the coming weeks.”

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.

Trust Chairman Professor Steve Barnett has welcomed Mrs Shaw. He said: “Caroline’s experience of improving organisations along with her passion for transformation and commitment to patients and staff, will be the foundations of an exciting new era for the hospital.”


New Chief Executive Caroline Shaw on her first day at the QEH

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