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.
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.