23 January 2020
The New Year has seen the arrival of a new Hospital Director at Sutton Coldfield’s Spire Little Aston Hospital.
Ed Ireland, who once worked as physiotherapy clinical lead at the hospital, has returned to take overall control of the 32-bed Little Aston site.
Now Ed, who lives in Alrewas with his wife and four-month-old baby girl Sophie, says it is "great to be back working with such a great team and consultants" and is looking forward to an exciting future in the "ever-changing world of healthcare."
His arrival coincides with the hospital receiving an overall Good rating from health watchdogs the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the second inspection on the trot.
“The report highlighted so many of the things we are already doing really well, such as high safety standards and dedication to great patient care, and now I hope to build on this by continuing to grow and improve our services while also developing our already excellent medical teams,” said Ed.
After moving from physiotherapy clinical lead to establish himself as Director of Clinical Services at Spire Little Aston, Ed then took on a similar role at the company’s newly-opened flagship £65m hospital in Nottingham.
“The move to Nottingham was both very challenging and rewarding and something I learned a lot from,” he explained. “However it is great to get back to my ‘local’ hospital and I am really looking forward to working with teams I already know and respect.
“Spire Little Aston has many of the region’s top consultants and I am hoping to build on our already impressive reputation to make it the absolute ‘go-to’ private hospital in the West Midlands.”