A new health chief has been appointed at the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which runs Lister Hospital in Stevenage and the New QEII Hospital in Welwyn Garden City.

Consultant paediatrician Doctor Justin Daniels has joined the trust as its new medical director.

He was most recently deputy chief medical officer at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

Dr Daniels is also an honorary senior lecturer at University College London.


In November, Dr Michael Chilvers announced that he’ll be stepping down as medical director to return to clinical duties in the trust as a consultant anaesthetist.

Dr Daniels said: "I’m very much looking forward to meeting and working with everyone across the trust to provide outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients and the local community."