Celebrating 30 years at the forefront of Private Healthcare
To continue with our 30th Birthday celebration we would like to share General Cardiology Manager Anita Mcdonald’s highlights of her time working at London Bridge Hospital.
How long have you been working for London Bridge Hospital?
Seven years. I started as bank in October 2009, and moved to a permanent contract in Feb 2010.
What has been your highlight so far?
Watching members of my team develop and progress through their careers.
Do you have a memorable patient story that you wish to share?
There is not one story that stands out, but we are able to help a lot of patients which is really rewarding. Through the Device Centre we optimise patients cardiac pacemakers and ICD’s (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) in a way that can greatly improve their quality of life. Our patients often come back to say thank-you to the team, even bringing in chocolates and cakes which is really touching.
What do you think has been the hospital’s greatest achievement in the past 30 years?
Collectively I think London Bridge Hospital’s status of being the first private hospital to perform in a lot of complex procedures makes it stand out; such as hosting the first minimally-invasive mitral valve repair.
Where do you see the hospital in 30 years’ time?
I think it will grow dramatically in both physical and technical infrastructure.
What has been your most memorable occasion whilst working here?
The opening of the Shard Outpatients and Diagnostics Centre.
What personal achievements have you accomplished whilst working at LBH?
Being promoted to Deputy Manager, then Department Manager of both London Bridge Hospital and the Lister Hospital, as well as obtaining Internationally recognised Clinical accreditations.
What piece of advice would you give to any new members of staff?
Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions or make suggestions for how we can improve.
Do you have a birthday wish for the hospital?
That our CQC report goes well!
Published: November 23, 2016