Shellharbour Private Hospital is managed by experienced executive and health professionals.
Regional CEO - Illawarra & South Coast NSW
Chris emigrated from the UK in 2007 as a physiotherapist and worked in many of Sydney’s private and public hospitals before venturing out to set up his private practice servicing Campbelltown and Nowra. During this time he worked closely with several rehabilitation physicians and orthopaedic surgeons to develop a ‘Rehab to Home’ service and was one of the first NDIS providers in the Bowral and Campbelltown regions.
Chris joined Healthe Care three years ago with the initial objective of implementing ‘Rehab to Home’ within the Healthe Care Community. He then transitioned into the role of CEO of Mackay Private Hospital. Having driven many initiatives including the introduction of mental health to Mackay, development of NDIS programs at several of our rehabilitation sites and management of several key public hospital contracts, Chris took up his position of CEO at Shellharbour Private Hospital in July, 2019.
Director of Clinical Services
Jane began her nursing career in Sydney, working and gaining experience in several public and private hospitals. After a 9 month working holiday nursing in London, she moved to Queensland in 2002 nursing on Hamilton Island and in Mackay before settling in Brisbane in 2004. Over the next 17 years Jane had various roles at a large private hospital in the Operating Theatre Department as Clinical Nurse Consultant, Clinical Facilitator and Clinical Nurse Specialist of Anaesthetics.
Jane relocated to the Illawarra with her family in 2022 and began her journey with Healthe Care in February 2022 as the Clinical Nurse Specialist of Anaesthetics and she has played a critical role in the growth of complexity in Theatre and training of new staff in Anaesthetics.
In March 2023, Jane was appointed the Director of Clinical Services where she is responsible for the overseeing of all aspects of clinical operations, including managing staff, developing and implementing policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements and collaborating with other hospital departments to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction.
Regional Finance Manager - Sydney South & Illawarra
Nurse Unit Manager - Ward
Nurse Unit Manager - Ward
Operating Theatre Floor Manager
Originally from Brisbane, Sarah graduated in 2009 from QUT and started her career as a Registered Nurse in Dermatology/ Plastic Surgery. Sarah went on to manage the specialist practice.
After 12 years in private practice, Sarah gained experience with the Australian Defence Force managing one of their busy health facilities. Sarah completed further studies with a Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Management and Leadership.
Sarah moved to Shellharbour with her family in 2021 and started at Shellharbour Private Hospital in 2022.
Sarah’s passion is for leadership and supporting the teams' growth and development along with patient advocacy and care.
Allied Health Manager
Originally from Sydney, Louise Graduated from the University of Sydney in 2003 with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy). She completed further study in 2010 with a Post Graduate Certificate in Acupuncture and in 2012 attained a Masters of Health Practice in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy graduating with first class Honours.
Louise has worked in Public and Private hospitals as well as spending many years in private practice both here in Australia as well as in the United Kingdom and New Zealand and has spent time working in the Rehab unit for the British Defence Force.
Louise is passionate about providing the highest level of rehabilitation care ensuring that the team’s practice is thorough and up to date with the latest research.
Regional Quality & Risk Manager
Jessica started her career at Hurstville Private Hospital in Sydney where she began as a new graduate in Day Surgery. In the six years she worked at Hurstville she gained experience in several roles across different nursing areas including, Surgical, Day Surgery, Recovery, policy writing and after-hours Facility Manager. She came to work with us at Shellharbour Private Hospital as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Recovery unit when her family relocated to the Illawarra in 2020.
She has a passion for patient safety and supported both Wollongong Day Surgery and Shellharbour Private through successful accreditation assessments. Jessica has a strong commitment to quality improvement and patient advocacy ensuring that we continue to uphold high standards and best practice across the region.
Hospital Services Manager & Chef
Our talented Chef, Terry grew up in the Illawarra and started his apprenticeship in the wine area of Margaret River, WA.
Since then, Terry has held positions of Chef and Executive Chef in restaurants and catering businesses. Terry has also had vast experience in providing exceptional food preparation, food service and kitchen management in the Aged Care sector.
Terry joined us in March 2022 and continues to rebuild and modernize our menus to ensure our patients are offered a wide variety of nutritious choices every day.
Growing up in the Illawarra, Kate's interest in sterilisation was sparked by having the majority of her family working in healthcare. Kate moved to Darwin at 19 and started her career there as a Sterilisation Technician. She continued her career in Sydney when she moved back to the Illawarra two years later.
Kate then worked at Wollongong Day Surgery for 11 years before transferring to Shellharbour Private where she was able to balance the needs of a family with her professional life. In 2020, Kate was appointed as CSSD Manager. In this role, Kate ensures the loan equipment necessary for our orthopaedic cases, such as hips and knees and our general surgery cases is available for our surgeons.