University honour for Sheffield health chief

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A health chief in Sheffield has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the city’s Hallam University.

Sir Andrew Cash, Chief Executive of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, took on the role in 2004.

The Trust is the second largest in England with an annual budget in excess of £1 billion and 16,000 staff.

Under Sir Cash’s leadership, the Trust has been awarded the independently assessed ‘Hospital of the Year’ three times.

He said: “The next decade will hold many new challenges in healthcare. These include people living for longer who require different patterns of care, recognising the need to prescribe exercise rather than medicine in some cases and understanding the link between health and access to life opportunities in education and work.

“I am deeply honoured to receive this Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam.”