Mary Edwards makes 'Top 50' list

Mary Edwards

Mary Edwards

First published in News by , Senior Reporter

THE chief executive of the trust which runs Basingstoke hospital has been named as one of the best in the country.

The Health Service Journal has chosen Mary Edwards, who runs Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as one of England’s the top fifty health service chiefs.

She made the shortlist after a panel of judges considered five areas- impact, communication, patient focus, engagement and mentorship- to identify the best leaders.

HSJ editor Alastair McLellan said: “There is perhaps no better time to present our first celebration of those doing an exceptional job of steering these organisations.

“It is a mission which surely at times appears thankless- political sensitivities abound, as does the pressing target to deliver outstanding care at reduced cost. What they are united by is impressive performance at a trying time.”

Mrs Edwards has been in her current position for more than eleven years.

Her entry in the list of top chief executives reads: “Mary is said to manage the trust very well. Staff relate to her and she is engaged with patients.

“Mary is not seen as making a big song and dance about her successes, but instead as simply getting on with the job of running a very good hospital.”

Mrs Edwards said: “I am proud and delighted to have been named among a list of fellow NHS Chief Executives.

“We are all trying to achieve the same goal which is providing excellent service for our communities.

“I am helped enormously by the amazing people around me and our 5,000 staff who work tirelessly every day to do their best for our patients. This recognition is for them as much as for me.”

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8:03pm Thu 10 Apr 14

orlandop says...

And in related news story, the same journal, chose Kijong Dong, a village in North Korea, the most free village in the country.
And in related news story, the same journal, chose Kijong Dong, a village in North Korea, the most free village in the country. orlandop
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9:01pm Thu 10 Apr 14

ChinehamIan says...

Deluded!
Deluded! ChinehamIan
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12:42pm Fri 11 Apr 14

Justice For The 96 says...

they let a poor defenceless girl die while they did NOTHING and now getting patted on the back for their good work.. "Justice for Elisha"
find her page on Face Book and like so we can do something about removing these clowns..
they let a poor defenceless girl die while they did NOTHING and now getting patted on the back for their good work.. "Justice for Elisha" find her page on Face Book and like so we can do something about removing these clowns.. Justice For The 96
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1:03pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Buster Preciation says...

In the top 50 in England. Is that good? How many 'health chiefs' are there in England, 51? Half a story.
In the top 50 in England. Is that good? How many 'health chiefs' are there in England, 51? Half a story. Buster Preciation
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