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Former nurse brings over 30 years’ experience to Director of Operations role

14 February 2019

Mike Quinn, Director of Operations for Unscheduled & Emergency Care, joined the Trust in January 2019 bringing with him over 30 years of experience working in healthcare across the NHS, third-sector and private sector as well as a period working outside of the UK jurisdiction as Director of Hospitals’ for the Isle of Man Government.

A nurse by profession, Mike trained in Liverpool before developing his clinical interests in oncology and palliative care.  His first senior management role was as Director of Palliative Care services  for Marie Curie Cancer Care in Surrey before moving back to the NHS in a General Manager role at King's College Hospital where he managed the Trust's portfolios for Liver and Renal Services, Cardiac and Neurosciences and led the development of King's Private and International business. 

Mike went on to develop his commercial interest as Executive Director of the London Independent Hospital in London's east end before returning to NHS management in Portsmouth.  

Mike said: "I have never lost sight of the fact that patients are at the centre of everything that we do and that each decision we take should be about improving the experience for patients, service users and our colleagues alike. I have relocated to Southend and therefore as a local resident and stake-holder I want the best for the people of Southend and for the people that have chosen Southend Hospital as their place of work.

"I have only been here for a very short time, but based on the people I have met so far and the encouraging conversations that I have had, I know that I have made the right decision joining the team here. Together I believe we can and will do great things."

Mike has two grown up children and is a proud grandad to Barney. For his sins he supports Everton FC and continues to enjoy the Arts a passion that began in the late '70's when he studied art and design in Liverpool, his birth city.