Dr Bill Murray

2000-2002 - Dr Bill Murray

Dr Murray retired from the health service as Chief Executive of South Tes NHS Trust in 2003.  He is a Chartered Engineer who had a varied career in the NHS.  Following a mechnaicla engineering apprenticeship, he jioned th eNH?S in 1964 as an assistant hospital engineer at the West Cumberland Hosptial, then the first DGH follwoing WWII.

He held the following posts in various Trusts - hospital engineer, group engineer, area works officer, director of Estates, and director of Corporate Planning, before becoming the chief executive of the South Tees Hospitals NHS Trust, where he was responsible for the planning, design, building, and commissining of the James Cook University Hospital.

He joined the Institute in 1973, becoming Northern Regional chairman in the early 1980's.

He was awarded an OBE in 1993, held the IHEEM Presidency from 2000-2002, was chairman of NHS Estates, and President of HefmA.  He has also chaired the Institute's Audit & Remuneration Committee for the past 15 years.  He has an Honoraray Doctor of Science Degree from Teesside University.

His passion over the years has been leading and developing patient-centred care, particularly around the physical environment, as well as championing the roles of clinicians in management.

Bill Murray