New CEO Peter Herring Gets Down to Work

Peter Herring today took up his duties as the new Chief Executive of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.

Peter takes up the reins from Steve Peak, who has been Interim Chief Executive since Adam Cairns took up his new role in Wales earlier this year.

Mr Herring was previously Chief Executive of the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust from May 2000 to September 2012. He started his career in local government and qualified as an accountant before moving to the NHS in 1980.

He has held a number of senior posts including Deputy Regional Treasurer at Mersey Regional Health Authority, District Treasurer and Deputy General Manager of St. Helens & Knowsley Health Authority, and Director of Finance and General Manager of St. Helens & Knowsley Hospitals Trust. Prior to moving to the Countess of Chester Hospital, he was Chief Executive of Liverpool Women's Hospital for six years.

The Countess of Chester Hospital primarily serves our neighbouring population in West Cheshire as well as communities in north east Wales. Welsh patients represent approximately one fifth of the activity for the Trust.

Peter served for nine years as a Territorial Army Infantry Officer in the Mercian and Cheshire Regiments and was Honorary Colonel to 208 Field Hospital (Liverpool) from 2002 to 2007.

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