Our team

Skilled and trusted professional colleagues

This page last updated November 21, 2010

We can only provide a high quality service by working with skilled and trusted professional colleagues. Here are a few members of our team. There are many others, forming an extended network, and including those working quietly behind the scenes to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible for our patients.

Mrs Sylvia A Fairley Dip Nurs (Lond) Practice Manager Sylvia A Fairley Dip Nurs(Lond) Practice Manager

Following a PA/Secretarial course in Sussex, Sylvia entered the Nightingale School of Nursing, London in 1977. She qualified with Honours as a State Registered Nurse in 1980. As Charge nurse on the professorial surgical unit at St Thomas’ Hospital, she developed skills in surgical nursing and coordination of patient care. In 1983 she gained a clinical teaching certificate from the Royal College of Nursing. She taught ENT nursing in the Nightingale School. In 1984 she was awarded a Diploma in Nursing (with merit) from the University of London. Maintaining her professional registration with the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council during a career break to bring up three children, she has since 1993 provided specialist nursing advice to our private patients. Sylvia coordinates all aspects of care, from making the initial appointment, telephone advice on what to expect during the consultation, medical records, arranging tests and admissions, dealing with insurance company forms, pre-operative and post-operative advice. Telephone 01233 642244

Mrs Lynda Hover, Medical Secretary, 71 Mill Court

Mrs Lynda Hover, medical secretary

Lynda is a qualified medical secretary with over 30 years experience. She is skilled in DGL Practice Manager, the UK’s leading integrated Private Medical Practice software since 1993. She produces, maintains and retrieves computer-based and paper medical records to the standards required by our registration under the Data Protection Act. Clinical letters to GP’s and other professionals are transcribed from audio tapes dictated by Mr Fairley, and timely accurate invoices are produced. Lynda can take messages and book your appointment, telephone 01233 642244.

Mrs Samantha Henley RGN Staff Nurse, Out-Patients & Endoscopy, St Saviours Hospital
Staff Nurse Samantha Henley

Sam qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1972. She completed postgraduate training in ENT at the Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital London. She has experience in occupational health, childrens ward, and care of the elderly. She has worked in out-patients and endoscopy at St Saviours Hospital since 1996. She sets up the specialist examination equipment in our consulting room and ENT treatment room, and assists in the procedures. She is skilled in looking after delicate, complex and expensive equipment including the operating microsope, rigid and flexible endoscopes. She is responsible for recording compliance with all regulatory requirements governing the sterile instruments and controlled drug medications we use. Her first duty at all times is to ensure patients’ safety and comfort.

Sister Julia Smith BSc RGN Dip Nurs William Harvey Hospital Sister Julia Smith assists in child ear examination

Julia has over 30 years clinical experience in nursing. She specialises in ENT, and holds a postgraduate Certificate of Proficiency in Aural care from Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. She is currently in charge of the ENT operating theatres in the Channel Day Surgery Centre, and provides nursing expertise for ENT procedures in our private ENT out-patients clinics at the William Harvey Hospital. She has a special educational interest in BAHA (Bone Anchored Hearing Aids) and is on the national committees of both baha-professionals and baha-users-support.

Private Hearing Aids Audiologist

Mrs Amanda Banham

BSc MSHAA Independent Hearing Aid Audiologist

Amanda is a qualified hearing aid audiologist with over 20 years experience. She carries out hearing tests for adults and children during our private clinics at St Saviour’s Hospital Hythe and at William Harvey Hospital Ashford. She practices independently and can supply and service a full range of digital hearing aids from all leading manufacturers.
Amanda is also trained in assessment and fitting of Baha® sound processors. She is able to visit clients with mobility problems in their own homes.

Contact details:

Hearing Aid Consultancy
Wellington Cottage
Main Road
Ashford Kent TN25 6EQ
tel 01303 813531 mobile 07775 952609
website: HearingAidsInKent.co.uk

Paul Silllibourne BTEC HNC (Audiol) BAAT Senior Audiologist

Mr Paul Sillibourne

BTEC HNC (Audiol) BAAT Senior Audiologist, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

Paul began his training in audiology at the William Harvey Hospital in 1991 and qualified in 1993, gaining his National Certificate in medical physics and physiological measurement. He holds a Higher National Certificate in Audiology and is a member of the British Association of Audiologists. He has provided hearing test services to British Standards, including medico-legal work, at our private clinics at St Saviours and the William Harvey hospitals since 1994.

Miss Zoe Hinsley BAAT Mr Mark Scutchings RHAD FSHAA Miss Sally French RHAD FSHAA Mr Arthur Bates RHAD MSHAA Hearing Care Centre Staff Zoe Hinsley, Mark Scutchings, Sally French, Arthur Bates

Mark Scutchings (director, 2nd from left) with some of the audiology staff of The Hearing Care Centre at the Chaucer Hospital. As well as providing routine hearing tests for our adult and paediatric patients, they perform sophisticated electrophysiological testing including Otoacoustic Emissions, Brainstem Evoked Response Audiometry, Cortical Evoked Response Audiometry, and balance assessment including Electronystagmography. The Hearing Care Centre is an independent company and can supply private digital hearing aids from all of the leading manufacturers. They give informed and impartial advice on the best hearing aid solution for you. We have worked with Mark since 1993.

Dr David Rand MBChB, FFRad(D)(SA), MRCR. Consultant Radiologist Dr David Rand Consultant Radiologist

David Rand qualified in medicine at the University of Cape Town in 1981 and specialised in radiology, appointed as a consultant at the Groote Schuur Hospital in 1991. Since 1993 he has been a consultant in East Kent, and was Clinical Director of Radiology for South East Kent Hospitals until 2003. Special interests include cross-sectional imaging (CT and MRI scanning). His professional opinion is reliable, focused on what is clinically important, and highly regarded by his colleagues. He works in close collaboration with local specialists to provide an imaging and reporting service tailored to help the clinical management of the individual patient.

Sister Jeanette Smith ward sister, hands over a pre-operative patient to Sister Claire Andrews anaesthetic sister, operating theatres, Chaucer Hospital Ward Sister Jeanette Smith hands over pre-operative patient to Anaesthetic Sister Claire Andrews

Jeanette Smith has been in charge of the day ward at the Chaucer Hospital since 1996. Qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1978, she specialised in surgical nursing and holds a degree in day surgery and oncology. She has over 30 years clinical experience.
Claire Andrews is qualified to English National Board level in peri-operative critical care and has over 20 years clinical experience.

Dr Chi Davies MA(Oxon) MBBS(Lond) FFARSI MBA Consultant Anaesthetist & Clinical Director, Day Surgery Services, East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust Dr Chi Davies Consultant Anaesthetiist

Chi holds an MBA in Strategic Health Services Management. She qualified as a doctor in 1978, and was appointed as a Consultant in 1993. Her clinical interests include anaesthesia for Special Needs, obstetric and Head & Neck surgery. She is a partner in the Cinque Ports Anaesthetic Group, a team of experienced consultant anaesthetists who provide a professional service to our patients undergoing surgery at St Saviours Hospital.

Contact details: Cinque Ports Anaesthetic Group
c/o St Saviours Hospital
73 Seabrook Road
Hythe Kent CT21 5QW
tel 01303 812736

Dr Christopher J Lamb LRCP MRCS MBBS FRCA Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Christopher J Lamb FRCA Consultant Anaesthetist

Chairman of Canterbury Anaesthetic Group, based at the Chaucer Hospital. Chris Lamb qualified from Guys Hospital in 1972 and has been a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists since 1979. Canterbury Anaesthetic Group offer a wide range of anaesthetic services at the Chaucer Hospital and comprehensive support for children and adults undergoing specialist ENT surgery.

Contact details
Canterbury Anaesthetic Group
The Chaucer Hospital
Nackington Road
Canterbury Kent CT4 7AW
tel 01227 455466 x5215 / 5111

Dr Brigid Maguire MBBS FRCPA Dip RCPath (Dermatopathol) Consultant Histopathologist Dr Brigid Maguire Consultant Histopathologist

Dr Brigid Maguire trained in medicine and histopathology in Perth, Western Australia, and in skin pathology at St Thomas’ Hospital, London. She has been a full time consultant histopathologist in East Kent since 1996 and has a special interest in skin, head and neck, and urologocial pathology. She is part of a group of Consultant pathologists providing private laboratory services at the Chaucer Hospital.

Miss Dalene McCombe housekeeper, Mrs Bonita Freestone housekeeper, and Mrs Lynn Thomsett housekeeping supervisor, St Saviour’s Hospital Housekeeping team St Saviours making bed - spotless

Making up a spotless clean bed and wiping down surfaces with disinfectant spray at St Saviours hospital. We recognize their work on the front line of defence against hospital acquired infections. MRSA is extremely rare in our private hospitals.