Last week our chief executive Dame Marianne Griffiths retired, after 43 years in the NHS.
Dame Marianne announced her retirement in October 2021. At the time, she said: “I can’t emphasise enough how incredibly proud I am of all our colleagues who make our hospitals the outstanding places they are.
“We have created a strong new Trust through our merger and the recruitment of new leaders to join an already excellent team of experienced and talented people.
“We are now setting course for the future with a new clinical operating model and strategy, and a clear vision of the further ongoing improvements we want to make for our patients as part of the new Integrated Care System for Sussex.
“Seeing that through is a long-term job. I want to make sure UHSussex has someone at the helm who will steer it from start to finish rather than carry on and step aside halfway through.”
In this special video, Marianne looks back and shares her experiences and reflections in her last week at the trust.
Dr George Findlay starts as our new chief executive on 1 June. Until then, Dr Andy Heeps is stepping up to serve as our interim chief executive.