Ann Marr OBE has served the NHS in Merseyside for over 35 years and been Chief Executive at St Helens and Knowsley (STHK) for 20 years.
In that time, she has transformed STHK from a failing Trust into a mutli-award winning organisation. Ann was the driving force for the redevelopment of both Whiston and St Helens hospitals, from Victorian workhouse buildings to modern, 21st century hospital facilities.
Ann’s vision is to provide the best possible healthcare to the local community from the best possible facilities. Throughout her career, she has worked tirelessly to improve standards of care through participation on national working parties and leading a number of service reconfigurations across the local health economy.
Today, STHK is rated as outstanding by the CQC, one of only a very small number of acute trusts in the entire country to achieve this. In November 2019, the Trust was named “Trust of the Year” at the Health Service Journal Awards.
Ann was awarded a prestigious honorary fellowship of Liverpool John Moores University in 2016 and the OBE in the New Year’s Queen’s Honours List 2020 for services to the NHS. In 2022, Ann was named the regional winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award at the NHS Parliamentary Awards.
In 2021, Ann also became Chief Executive of Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust after STHK entered into a partnership for long term collaboration to support the Trust which has major sustainability challenges.
Ann is also the leader of the Cheshire and Merseyside Acute and Specialist Trust provider collaborative, which has recently been selected for the national innovator programme.
15-Jun-2023Central 3Better together: developing collaboratives within the new NHS