BMI Hospital welcomes new Director of Nursing

BMI Healthcare is pleased to announce Gill Burns as the new Director of Nursing at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital in Guildford. Gill’s appointment at the Harvey Road hospital will allow the facility to build on its position as one of the main providers of private healthcare in Surrey. This latest appointment will help strengthen the continued expansion of the hospital’s services and treatments that are available to Surrey residents.

Gill studied nursing at the former Ashford Hospital, now Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Trust in Chertsey, graduating in 1989. Since then she has experienced life at the front line of healthcare, both private and public.

Gill takes up the top nursing role at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital with a very established career to date. Gill started her career as a staff nurse at Ashford Hospital working in gynaecology and general surgery, before progressing to senior staff nurse post at St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey It was in Chertsey that Gill developed her interest in cancer care and studied for a qualification in Colorectal Cancer Care. She then spent a short while at Princess Alice Hospice in Esher to gain experience in palliative care. From here Gill went into the private healthcare sector working at The Princess Christian’s Hospital and BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital both in Windsor. Gill joined BMI Princess Margaret Hospital as a Sister on the Surgical Unit and worked her way up to becoming the Outpatient Services Manager. During her time at BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital Gill had the opportunity to study for the breast care course which was used to help set up the breast care service at The BMI The Princess Margaret Hospital. This service is still available and successful at the hospital today.

In 2009 Gill secured the role of Director of Operations at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital where she was responsible for the Consulting Room Suite including health screening, cardiology and pre-assessment, Patient Services, Medical Secretaries and consultant engagement. Gill also coordinated various projects including driving clinical excellence and pathology development.

Executive Director at BMI Mount Alvernia Hospital, Eileen Scrase said: “Gill has a great track record in nursing. She has wide reaching experience along with great life skills as a nurse, a carer and a strategist. Gill has played a crucial role as part of the management team here in Guildford over the last couple of years and her elevation to Director of Nursing will allow us to build on our solid foundations. Together I feel we have a great opportunity to develop, enhance and maintain a hospital to be proud of for our patients and staff.”

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