Getting to know: Samantha Jones

We have 14 questions and we want answers! Samantha Jones is Chief Executive of the West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust and in charge of the area’s three hospitals that cover Hemel Hempstead, Watford and St Albans. A mum of twins, she took up the post in February last year coming from the position of director of Care UK.

Saturday, 30th August 2014, 9:30 am
West Herts Hospitals NHS Trust Chief Executive Samantha Jones

What is your favourite food?


What’s the most played song on your iPod?

At the moment- Disney’s Frozen, Let It Go, or anything from the Lion King

Your favourite quote?

“It matters not what you are thought to be, but what you are”

Favourite thing to do to relax?

Absolutely nothing!

Thing you hate doing the most?


Invite five famous people for dinner, past or present - who and why?

Hilary Clinton- for her intellect and spark.

Barack Obama- just because.

David Walliams- for his charm.

Nelson Mandela - need I say more?

Heather Rabbatts - for her passion, drive and determination

Your favourite place to go in Dacorum?

Walking in Ashridge- stunning!

If the world was ending in 2014, what would you do differently?

Not work and just be with my family

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be and why?

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand to try and prevent it.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Living in Tudor times to see what it was really like!

What was the last film you watched?

Frozen! – The Disney film that has taken the world by storm

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Say goodbye to my mum for the last time after she died

What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received?

My children (best), a Hoover (worst!)

How would you like to be remembered?

As a good mum, who tried her best and someone who was passionate about doing the right thing for healthcare