Tony Chambers joined the Trust in December 2012.Tony is an experienced NHS leader with a strong track record of managing large scale acute hospital services.
From starting his career as a student nurse in Bolton in 1985 he has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in a range of sectors; most recently as the Director of Planning, Performance and Delivery at Hywel Dda Health Board in South Wales. Prior to this he held Executive Director Roles in hospitals in Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.
Accountable to the Chair, the Chief Executive is personally responsible for ensuring the delivery of a high quality, cost effective service which is responsive to the needs of those under the care of the Trust. Tony will also have the responsibility for leading the delivery of the Trust's transformational plans to ensure the continued delivery of high quality services which are significantly extending the range of specialist services the Countess provides to a wider population. This will be in addition to ensuring that the Trust responds, in collaboration with its healthcare partners, to the highly challenging financial environment.
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