Shellharbour Private Hospital is managed by experienced Executive and health professionals.
Chief Executive Officer
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
Having worked in both the private and public sectors, Anne is an experienced Registered Nurse with broad experience across surgical nursing, High Dependency/ICU and perioperative nursing. Anne has worked in operational leadership, progressing into the consultation, project planning and development of purpose built perioperative departments at multiple sites.
Since Anne joined Healthecare in 2017, she has been instrumental in the construction and commissioning of operating theatres and labs at Lingard Private Hospital as well as co-ordinating the recruitment and development of both perioperative teams and their leadership.
Coming to Shellharbour Private Hospital in April 2019, Anne acted as interim CEO and since August has been the Director of Clinical Services.
Driven by a passion for creative problem solving, Anne's focus is on providing exceptional customer focused care and building robust systems that deliver safe and efficient patient care.
Cassie was raised in Kiama and studied Bachelor of Nursing at UOW. She was successful at obtaining a graduate position at a large hospital in Brisbane in ICU and stayed there for 5 years during which time she completed post graduate studies.
After starting a family, Cassie and family moved back home. After working on the surgical/rehab ward for two years she moved into PACU. During her two years in PACU she moved from CNS to 2IC where her interest in management grew.
Cassie thoroughly enjoys coming to work at Shellharbour Private every day where she intends to further her experience as Theatre NUM as well as expanding our Theatre.
Nursing Unit Manager
Mitch has worked within the health industry since 2006 gaining experience in a range of roles across both the public and private sectors. Mitch attended the University of Wollongong to study Exercise Science and later transferred degrees to study Nursing. After attaining his Bachelor of Nursing Degree with Distinction, Mitch has worked across a number of nursing fields including trauma, surgical, PACU and perioperative. Mitch has trained heavily in critical care nursing with experience in ICU, HDU and CICU as well as working with the Defence Force as a Nursing Officer in the Australian Army.
Mitch joined Healthecare in 2018 working as a CNS in the perioperative team at Shellharbour Private Hospital before commencing as the NUM of the surgical/rehab ward in 2019. Mitch is focused on delivering safe and effective care to his patients and is a fervent supporter of continued education and staff training to ensure clinical practice is always evidence based. Mitch maintains a patient centred approach and works hard to deliver excellent nursing care with exceptional customer service.
Mary has worked in the health care industry since 1980, becoming a Registered Nurse in 1983. With the inception of university based training she was successful in converting to Bachelor of Nursing (post registration) in 1999, with the University of Western Sydney. In 2002 an interest cardiology led to further studies resulting in a Graduate Certificate in cardiology, working predominately in the public sector.
Interests over the years have been cardiology and high dependency nursing. With a strong passion for heart failure, Mary assisted in the commissioning of a cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure service in a multi-cultural population with identified health needs below the national average. Mary's advanced nursing skills also include advanced life support and exercise stress testing.
Since joining the Shellharbour team in early 2017 Mary has enjoyed the challenge of adapting to the specialties that are unique to Shellharbour Private, aiming for currency and relevancy of practice that reflect the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards. Initially this was done with direct patient care, but has evolved to an education role that encompasses the many aspects of healthcare provision that reflect Mary’s love of nursing and awareness of the many layers of multidisciplinary team work that combined give the best outcomes to patient centred care.
Physiotherapist in Charge
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.
Team Leader - Day Program
An Accredited Exercise Physiologist, Scott graduated from the University of Wollongong Exercise Science & Rehabilitation degree with Distinction in 2016. Since graduating, Scott has gained experience treating work-related injuries, managing adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes, and frequently educates at the University of Wollongong in Clinical Exercise Physiology, Anatomy, return to work rehabilitation and patient management. Scott endeavours to educate patients and family members about the important collaboration of the physical rehabilitation alongside the psychological rehabilitation to ensure a whole-body approach to health.
Quality Clinical Nurse Specialist
Ashley completed her Bachelor Degree –Registered Nurse at Wollongong University working in Theatre and the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit (PACU) after registration. Ashley recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Perioperative Nursing with a focus in both PACU and Day Surgery. Ashley has a passion for quality improvement aimed at improving patient care experiences and has completed both Root Cause Analysis and Return to Work training.