Laura Skaife Knight
Laura joined QEH in 2019, after 12-years at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, where she was Director of Communications and External Relations.
Laura has 20 years of experience working at some of the largest acute teaching hospitals in the country, including in Nottingham and Leicester, and 13 years of Board-level experience, led several positive developments which have recognised as NHS leading achievements, and adopted as best practice.
In addition to deputising for the Chief Executive, Laura’s portfolio at QEH includes Trust strategy, digital and information, strategic estates (including leading on the Trust’s new hospital bid), Freedom to Speak Up, communications, engagement and external stakeholder relationships, Governors and fundraising.
At QEH, Laura has been part of the senior leadership team to turnaround the organisation from the worst performing in the country and put in place sustainable change over the last 3 years, as evidenced by the Trust’s 2022 Care Quality Commission inspection report which rated the hospital ‘Good’ for Caring, Well-Led and Effective, and saw the Trust exit special measures.