Michael Wilson CBE, chief executive at Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH), has been named as one of the Health Service Journal (HSJ) 50 top leaders of NHS Trusts.
The prestigious HSJ list assesses NHS leaders against three main criteria: the personal example set by the chief executive, the performance of the organisation they lead given the circumstances it is in and the contribution the chief executive has made to the wider health and social care system.
Michael Wilson joined SASH in 2010 and since then the organisation has been transformed. SASH is now rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission, is regularly among the top performing NHS trusts in the national staff survey and has delivered a financial surplus four years in succession.
Richard Shaw, chair of SASH said: “Michael is absolutely driven to ensure local patients get the best quality care and that staff are as well supported as possible in their work. This accolade is testament to his commitment, which is shared by so many people at SASH.”
Michael Wilson, CBE, chief executive said: “All of our successes as an organisation are down to the talent, skill and commitment of our wonderful staff. This year, more than ever, they have gone above and beyond to provide vital care to those who rely on us, in the face of enormous challenges. I am proud to be part of their team.”