We have a new Matron

Spire The Glen Hospital Bristol has appointed Kate Hoffmann as Matron and Head of Clinical Services in a move designed to support the hospital’s expansion of services.

With 28 years of experience, Kate is well-positioned to take on this senior role at the south west’s largest private hospital, and will be responsible for providing leadership to all clinical areas.

Having first started her career at St Thomas’ Hospital in London, Kate has worked her  way up the career ladder and was previously Deputy Matron at Spire Bristol for five years before she left to take up a position as Matron elsewhere. The majority of Kate’s clinical experience has been in intensive care in hospitals throughout the UK.

Kate’s role at Spire Bristol is broad and spans the operational management of all clinical areas including the in-patient ward, day care wards, out-patient department, diagnostics and imaging and physiotherapy.

Commenting on her new appointment, Kate said: “This new appointment is fantastic news for me. Spire is the largest private hospital in the area so my responsibilities will be very varied and I’m looking forward to the challenge.

“I’m passionate about nursing having specialised in Critical Care for many years. At Spire the quality of care is fantastic – the patient always comes first.”

Kate will report directly to Rob Anderson, Director of Spire Bristol. He said: “I’m delighted to announce Kate’s appointment in this key role for the hospital. Kate is a familiar face on-site and we’re all very pleased to have her back. Her experience speaks for itself and we’re strengthening the management team to ensure we continue to deliver the best possible quality of care to our patients.”

Kate replaces Louise Daniel, who moves into the role of Nurse Specialist, Clinical Quality. Louise has many years of experience and she will support Kate in her job to ensure that quality remains the top priority.

As well as her position at Spire Bristol, Kate is also a member of the National Safeguarding Team and has a role with the UK Resuscitation Council as Advanced Life Support and European Paediatric Life Support Instructor, teaching for the NHS and private healthcare sector all over the UK.

The hospital, based in Clifton on Durham Down, employs over 450 staff and works with more than 300 consultants and is a centre of excellence for cardiology.

This month Spire Healthcare has opened a Specialist Care Centre for cancer treatment at Aztec West in Bristol, which aims to put Spire and Bristol at the forefront of cancer care.

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