The man in charge of Sheffield’s hospitals has been named as one of the ‘most exceptional’ NHS chief executives in the country.
Sir Andrew Cash has been selected as the second best hospital boss in the country by the Health Service Journal magazine.
He was praised for his passion for safe, high quality care; clear vision and direction; stability of leadership; and ability to influence the national scene and inspire personal loyalty in colleagues.
As well as looking at the financial and care quality performance of each chief executive’s organisation, judges considered the impact of the individual’s leadership, communication, patient focus, engagement and mentorship.
Sir Andrew has led Sheffield Teaching Hospitals since 2001 and is one of the longest serving chief executives in the NHS.
He is also a visiting professor in leadership development at the Universities of York and Sheffield.
Nominators for the award described Sir Andrew as ‘an exceptional leader who provides a clear vision for his trust and for the wider healthcare system’.