Sheffield Hospitals Charity has welcomed three new faces onto the board of trustees and the charity team in the past year.

Amy Tingle, HR and business director at City Taxis, and Chris Morley, chief nurse at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals were appointed as new trustees for the charity, followed by Sam Earnshaw’s appointment as head of corporate partnerships and major giving in December.

Amy brings a wealth of experience in corporate, HR, and the third sector. She currently works as a HR andbusiness director for City Taxis and brings a wealth of expertise for the next chapter of Sheffield Hospitals Charity.

Amy said: “Joining Sheffield Hospitals Charity board of trustees at such a pivotal time has been extremely exciting and rewarding. The charity supports over 18,000 Sheffield Teaching Hospitals employees and five hospitals across the region and in these current times the board of trustees and the fantastic team have a huge responsibility to guide the charity to make sure we are supporting Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in achieving their vision to be recognised as the best provider of health, clinical research and education in the UK.”

Chris joining the board provides a vital link with Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Chris became chief nurse for Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in October 2018 from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust where he held the same position.

Chris said: “I am delighted to have been asked to join the board of Sheffield Hospitals Charity. It is so exciting to see the passion and drive from the team to make a much-needed difference to the patients and staff across Sheffield Teaching Hospitals.”

Sam has spent most of her working life within large media organisations. She joined the Sheffield Hospitals Charity at the end of December as head of corporate partnerships and major giving. Her role is to work closely with businesses and individuals keen to make a positive impact and help support our local hospitals.

Sam said: “I pride myself on building long-term relationships and forging strategic partnerships. I realised that I could utilise my skills and experience working with clients, teams, and external stakeholders to add value to the charity and help others to make a difference. There’s a growing expectation and demand from consumers and employees that business makes a positive impact. I’ve seen first-hand that across Sheffield and South Yorkshire, business can be a force for good.

“Sheffield Teaching Hospitals will have touched the lives in some way of every person within our region. This has been the toughest couple of years any of us have faced either in business or personally – none more so for our NHS staff. My role is to work alongside business leaders, teams, and philanthropic individuals who align with us and see the tangible difference we’re able to make together.”

Sheffield Hospitals Charity aims to improve the treatment of local patients and support NHS staff to deliver the best quality of care across Sheffield within The Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Northern General Hospital, Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Weston Park Cancer Hospital, and The Jessop Wing.