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Senior Management Team

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Janene Madden Chief Executive Officer

Janene completed her training and worked as a physiotherapist in New Zealand. She then travelled to England where she worked in a variety of NHS and private sector positions, climbing the ranks to hospital manager. During her progression, she completed an MBA at Henley Management College.

Janene joined HCA Healthcare UK in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer at The Wellington Hospital and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of The Portland Hospital in June 2009. 

She is passionate about delivering service excellence and exceptional care, not just for the patient but also for the patient's family.

Janene is also mother to three children therefore she fully understands the importance of high quality maternity, gynaecology and paediatric care, provided within a supportive environment for the whole family. Her second son and her daughter were born at The Portland Hospital.

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Elaine Stewart Chief Nursing Officer (Deputy Chief Executive Officer)

Elaine joined The Portland Hospital in 2010. She is the safeguarding lead for The Portland Hospital, Caldecott Guardian and Accountable Officer for Drugs.

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Darren Dear Chief Human Resources Officer

Darren joined The Portland Hospital in 2014 and oversees the HR function for both The Portland Hospital and The Princess Grace Hospital.

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Kirsty Blake Chief Finance Officer

Kirsty joined The Portland Hospital in 2011. She is responsible for ensuring the hospital has the financial resources it needs to provide safe and appropriate services. She also has line management responsibility for the Materials and Business Office departments.

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Fiona Walkinshaw Women’s Services & Neonatal Manager

Fiona joined The Portland Hospital in 2011 and oversees Maternity, Gynaecology and Neonatal Services. She works closely with consultants and the midwifery and nursing teams to ensure high standards of clinical care.

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Sarah Wheatland Children’s Services Manager

Sarah joined the team for the second time in August 2016. She believes in providing strong, professional nursing leadership to inspire, motivate and empower the nursing team ensuring high quality evidence based care is given to all patients. She is committed to service improvement, staff experience and development and most importantly providing an excellent patient experience.

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Mr Robert Hill Medical Director

Mr Hill is a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon and gained practising privileges at The Portland Hospital in 2006. He holds an NHS position at Great Ormond Street Hospital. Prior to Medical Director he was the Medical Advisory Committee Chairman at The Portland Hospital.

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Dr Andy Petros Chair of Clinical Governance

Dr Petros is a Consultant in Paediatric Intensive Care and Anaesthetics and gained practising privileges at The Portland Hospital in 2012. He holds an NHS position at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and is Clinical Director of the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit at The Portland Hospital.

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Mr Craig Leitch Medical Advisory Committee (MAC) Chairman

Mr Leitch is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist and gained practising privileges at The Portland Hospital in 2000. He holds an honorary contract at UCLH.

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