Can you tell us a bit about yourself, your background and your role here at BMI The South Cheshire Hospital?
I am the Director of Clinical Services. I oversee and manage all the clinical areas of the hospital, provide effective management, leadership and strategic direction for all clinical departments and allied services within the hospital.
I aim to maintain a well-motivated and highly trained nursing and allied services team and continue the development of all staff within their area of responsibility. My core responsibilities are to manage the clinical governance framework within the hospital and provide clinical direction and leadership for all clinical departments.
What aspects of your role do you enjoy the most?
I enjoy supporting and developing my team’s work towards maintaining excellent standards of care and helping all members of the clinical team develop to their full potential.
Describe a typical day/week at South Cheshire for you.
No day or week is the same at South Cheshire. You can plan your day but inevitably the clinical needs of the staff and our clients intervene. My clinical team is developing constantly and I enjoy supporting them with any challenges we face.
How does your role benefit the patients?
I take responsibility for the clinical department’s compliance with health and safety, quality, governance, policies and procedures. I co-ordinate and maintain the delivery of safe clinical quality and care standards and I ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory and best practice frameworks.
What has been your greatest achievement so far at the hospital?
I feel I have achieved a huge amount of change management since joining South Cheshire. The main aspect of change I am proud of is the reconfiguration of senior clinical teams within all the clinical areas of the hospital. I did this by ensuring the right people managers are in place and supporting the teams in clinical achieve excellence. Without a proactive and empowered clinical management team we cannot move the business onward and ensure CQC compliance.
What activities do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy skiing and travelling Europe and Britain in my motorhome with my partner and our two giant poodles.
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