THE new chief executive of Sheffield Children’s Hospital is enjoying life at the helm after joining the trust earlier this month.
Simon Morritt, who moved to the city children’s Trust from NHS Bradford and Airedale where he was chief executive for four years, started in the role at the beginning of month.
The married dad-of-three who lives in Penistone said: “There are many exciting developments happening here which will be moving forward in the next few years and I am proud to have the opportunity of helping to build on the hospital’s many successes.
“This is a challenging time for the NHS but the trust is in a strong position and can face the future with confidence.
“It is clear that the hospital is unique and has a special place in the hearts of the people of Sheffield and beyond.
“The staff are fantastic and totally committed to meeting the needs of children and their families.”
Simon joined the NHS in September 1989 as a general management trainee in Greater Manchester.
He has since held posts in Manchester, Wakefield and Doncaster, where he joined the Health Authority in 1998.
He became chief executive of Doncaster Central Primary Care Trust in October 2000 and in October 2004 became director of performance at West Yorkshire Strategic Health Authority.