The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Suzanne Abrahams - General Manager

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What does your job entail? 

As General Manager it is my job to ensure everyone has the resources, support and infrastructure they need to do their job to the best of their ability. This ultimately leads to Leeds Children’s Hospital being the best place to work, providing outstanding care for the children and families who use our services.

What do you love about your job? 

Being the General Manager for Leeds Children's Hospital puts me in the very privileged position of working with the most amazing, caring and dedicated people. As a team we work together to care for the most precious things in people’s lives - their children! When families find themselves in hospital it can be such a stressful time and in this job I know I can make a difference to how patients and their families experience hospital. 

Why Leeds Children’s Hospital? 

Leeds Children’s Hospital is one of the leading children's hospitals in the country with very specialist services that are only available in a handful of places. It's also my local hospital. As a parent I know how important it is to have these amazing, life-saving services here in Leeds. Should my children need medical support - I want them to have the best possible care and be looked after by the very best, most caring team. I'm so proud of the role that Leeds Children's Hospital plays in the community. Why would I want to work anywhere else?! 

What do you enjoy outside of work?   

I love walking my dog in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, spending time with family and every now and then some guilty pleasure reality TV!