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20th May, 2023.
Stephen Eames, the Chief Executive of Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership, is this week celebrating 50 years working in the NHS.
The 66-year-old married father-of-two who lives near Topcliffe began his career as a trainee at Batley and District General Hospital in 1973.
Awarded a CBE for services to the NHS in 2019, today Stephen leads NHS Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) with around £3.5 billion budget and oversees NHS services in our region for approximately 1.7 million people.
Stephen, a lifelong Leeds United fan and regular Elland Road attendee, who also enjoys playing guitar and piano in his spare time, said: "I scraped five o-levels and didn't actually plan to leave school.
But at the time my parents split up which was unusual back in 1973. I had two younger sisters, and mum on her own, so I just thought I need to go out and get a job...............
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