Marianne Griffiths named Chief Executive of the Year

Thursday November 24, 2016

Trust Chief Executive Marianne Griffiths has been named Chief Executive of the Year at the 2016 HSJ Awards.

Judges said Marianne was a “selfless and devoted” leader who inspired and supported staff do their best for patients.


Marianne accepted the award on behalf of the whole of Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust at a ceremony at the O2 Continental in London last night.

The news quickly erupted onto Twitter – #HSJawards – with many trust staff, as well as NHS colleagues from across the country, congratulating her on her win.

In response Marianne thanked colleagues for being so supportive and attributed the award to “working with such fabulous people”.

For 35 years the HSJ Awards have recognised, celebrated and promoted the finest achievements in the NHS, and showcased them to the service’s most influential leaders.

Over that time the HSJ Awards have grown to become the most sought-after accolade in British healthcare – and very probably the largest awards programme of its type in the world.

The Emergency Floor teams at Worthing ad St Richard’s were also shortlisted for the Acute Sector Innovation award but narrowly missed out to Royal Free London Foundation trust and their ambulatory lung biopsy service.

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