G H Smith

Opening Times
Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5.00pm
Tel: 01845 421 015


The Thirsk Weekly News is a family-owned paper for Thirsk and the surrounding area

Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership Chief Executive, Stephen Eames, marks 50 years in the NHS...

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...............

(To read the rest of this article go along to your nearest stockist and buy a copy of the paper)

To view archived news stories please click here.