Shellharbour Private Hospital is managed by experienced Executive and health professionals.
Chief Executive Officer
Originally from the United Kingdom, Gary has worked in health care since the year 2000. With a strong background in healthcare, Gary gained his Bachelors in Nursing and went on to complete postgraduate honours degrees, in Contemporary Health Practice, and Management. He has also completed a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Human Resources. Gary served in the Royal Air Force for the UK for 6 ½ years covering medical centres, ICUs, operating theatres and repatriation (overseas and domestically). Following the Air Force, Gary managed in two large teaching hospitals in the UK before moving to Sydney where he has leader in health care and advocate in patient safety holding various hospital Executive Management roles.
Director of Clinical Services
Dane has been working in health care since 2006 in a variety of hospital settings and went on to complete his Bachelor of Nursing through the Australian Catholic University. Dane is currently studying a Masters in Health Administration and comes with the experience of managing a number of Sydney-based private hospital operating theatre departments. Dane is passionate about providing safe and effective care in the operating theatre utilising the latest technology promoting positive patient outcomes.
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, which led to involvement in assisting to commission a cardiac rehabilitation and heart failure service in a multi-cultural population with identified health needs below the national average. Advanced nursing skills including advanced life support & exercise stress testing.
With the obtainment of Cert IV in training and assessment Mary worked closely with the University of NSW in training exercise physiology students in their final year and at masterslevel to safely exercise people with cardiac conditions. Trained junior medical officers in the protocols for exercise stress testing.
Providing quality patient care to the gold standard has been Mary’s driving motivator.
Business Development Manager
Beth completed her Certificate IV – Endorsed Enrolled Nurse in 2016 with 12 years post registration experience working in a variety of private hospital based settings in both Sydney and the Illawarra. Beth brings the experience and knowledge of the private health care system to assist in the development of Shellharbour Private and its specialists. Beth is certified by the RACGP to provide education and award CPD points to General Practitioners.
Nurse Unit Manager
Hannah completed her Bachelor of Nursing degree at Wollongong University. She completed her New Grad year at Shellharbour Private Hospital and has continued working within the hospital on the combined Rehab, Medical and Surgical ward moving on as Clinical Nurse Specialist in infection control and now seconded to Nursing Unit Manager. She is passionate about providing the best quality care for our patients and ensuring each patient journey is a positive experience.
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.
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.