“Superman” flies in to become new boss of Princess Alexandra Hospital

News / Thu 26th Jun 2014 at 08:36am

A CONTROVERSIAL hospital boss has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.

Phil Morley has worked in the NHS for over 30 years and is the ex-chief executive of Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

He succeeds Chris Bown who replaced Melanie Walker on an interim basis in April 2014.

Mr Morley was dubbed “Superman” after he dressed up as the superhero in a promotional video at his former place of employment in Hull. But in an atmosphere of job losses and underwhelming inspection reports, the stunt flopped and attracted nationwide media attention.philmorley

Mr Morley’s appointment followed a rigorous interview process involving the Trust Development Authority and key external stakeholders of the Trust, including the Accountable Officers for both West Essex and East and North Herts Clinical Commissioning Groups.

He said he was looking forward to building on the Hospital’s achievements over the past few years and leading the Trust at a time when the NHS as a whole is facing challenges.

Mr Morley has an MA in Leading Innovation and Change and a clinical based degree and masters.

His first CEO position was for Mid Cheshire NHS Trust in 2007, prior to which he held various director roles and led on a number of key projects at the Department of Health.

Douglas Smallwood, Trust Chairman said: “We are delighted that Phil will be joining us and are proud that we have attracted such a highly experienced professional. The wealth of knowledge and leadership he will bring will prove to be extremely valuable.”

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