Chief Executive, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Tony Chambers was appointed as Chief Executive in December 2012. Since then, his main focus has been to work with West Cheshire Health and Care partners to make the Countess of Chester Hospitals one of best and safest organisations within the NHS. He led the successful reorganisation of regional vascular services which saw the South Mersey Arterial Network operate at the Countess from April 2014. More recently he has been supporting Lord Carter in his Efficiency and Productivity work; initially one of the 22 benchmark organisations and now as the emerging proof of concept site for the Model Hospital.
From starting his career as a student nurse in Bolton he has worked in a variety of clinical and management roles in a range of sectors and has been a Director in the NHS for over 15 years; most recently as the Director of Planning in South Wales. Prior to this he held Director roles in hospitals in Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire.