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New chief nurse for Great Ormond Street Hospital

Executive director of nursing based in the Middle East who trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital has become its new chief nurse

An executive director of nursing based in the Middle East who trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has become its new chief nurse

Alison Robertson currently works at Al Wakra Hospital, run by Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, and prior to that held chief nurse roles at several UK teaching hospitals.

She trained and worked at GOSH from 1983 to 1987 where she qualified for her first staff nursing role on the neurosurgical unit.

This was followed by leading her profession at five organisations over 16 years, working at clinical, operational and strategic level.

Professor Robertson is also a former visiting professor at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London.

Her new role will begin in Spring 2018 and sees her replacing former chief nurse Juliette Greenwood who retired in October.

    An executive director of nursing based in the Middle East who trained at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) has become its new chief nurse


    Alison Robertson

    Alison Robertson currently works at Al Wakra Hospital, run by Hamad Medical Corporation in Qatar, and prior to that held chief nurse roles at several UK teaching hospitals.

    She trained and worked at GOSH from 1983 to 1987 where she qualified for her first staff nursing role on the neurosurgical unit.

    This was followed by leading her profession at five organisations over 16 years, working at clinical, operational and strategic level.

    Professor Robertson is also a former visiting professor at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London.

    Her new role will begin in Spring 2018 and sees her replacing former chief nurse Juliette Greenwood who retired in October.

    ‘I am absolutely delighted to be re-joining [GOSH], where I began my nursing career, as chief nurse,’ Professor Robertson said.

    She added that she was ‘very happy to have this opportunity to work with the team at GOSH to take its renowned patient care from strength to strength’.

    'A powerful advocate for children'

    GOSH chief executive Peter Steer said: ‘We have worked meticulously to find the best person to take on the vital role of chief nurse.

    ‘Alison brings an excellent understanding of the importance and impact of nursing, balanced by grounded operational experience and a real sense of GOSH’s strategic position.

    ‘Alison is a powerful advocate for children, children’s nursing and for allied health professions and we are looking forward to welcoming her to the GOSH executive management team.’


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