Queen Victoria Hospital chairman Peter Griffiths awarded CBE

Monday 17th June 2013

Queen Victoria Hospital chairman Peter Griffiths awarded CBE

Peter Griffiths, the chairman of Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (QVH), has been awarded a CBE in recognition of services to Healthcare. The award of the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) was announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours on Saturday 15 June.

Peter Griffiths has dedicated a career of 50 years to managing a variety of NHS services and organisations and he is recognised as one of the most influential figures in the health service today. As chairman of QVH since 2005, he has been instrumental in the hospital’s on-going success, ensuring that the board maintains a focus on positive patient experience through all the organisation does.

He held a wide variety of executive posts, including deputy chief executive for the management executive at the Department of Health, and chief executive of the Guys & Lewisham first-wave NHS trust.

In 1994 Peter moved to the King’s Fund as deputy chief executive and director of their management college and subsequently headed up the Health Quality Service, an independent organisation providing quality development support to health services nationally and internationally.

He was also president of the Institute of Health Services Management, chairman of the Foundation Trust Network and is currently chairman of the NHS Pensioners Trust.

Speaking of his honour, Peter said: “I am thrilled to have received this honour, especially in 2013 – my 50th year in healthcare and the NHS. My work as Chairman of QVH over the last 8 years has played an important part in this award. So I would like to thank everyone at QVH for being so friendly, professional and supportive – three of the many characteristics that make QVH one of the very best hospitals in the NHS.”