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Hospital faces

Do you know what the Trust's hairdresser, a member of the sewing team or an orthopaedic technician do on a day-to-day basis? Or do you want to find out what the Clinical Director of one of our key services does during a working day, or perhaps the general manager of our renal services?

This section of our website introduces you to some members of our staff and the vital role that they play in keeping our hospitals running on a daily basis.

Have a look at their profiles below to find out more about their role and what they do every day. More profiles will be added regularly so keep coming back!


  • A&E consultant: Dr Suresh Kumar Dr Suresh Kumar, A&E consultantDr Suresh Kumar is based at St Helier, and spends most of his time in our A&E department, treating patients who have serious injuries and are in a critical condition.
  • Administrator, environmental management team: Carmel Loder Carmel Loder, administratorin the environmental management teamCarmel is a member of the environmental management team, which oversees numerous nonclinical services in the Trust. She reels them off in a list which includes catering, telecommunications, cleaning and buildings, to name but a few.
  • Adult protection specialist nurse: Maria Paterson Maria Paterson, adult protection specialist nurseMaria concentrates her time on making sure that all vulnerable adults in our hospitals are safe from harm and abuse - and are likely to remain safe even after they have been discharged.
  • Anaesthetist: Franca Serafini Franca Serafini, anaesthetistFranca Serafini, an anaesthetist with a passion for mountain climbing, has worked for the Trust for eight years and especially enjoys working on the labour wards and orthopaedics, but it is happy to be involved in everything that comes up.
  • Associate specialist, community paediatrics: Dr Nicholas Silva Dr Nicholas Silva, associate specialist, community paediatric departmentDr Silva, who has worked for the Trust for the past 18 years, is part of the team that helps children who may not be developing as quickly as they should (such as in their language or learning skills) and is heavily involved in adoption, fostering and child protection services.
  • Bereavement officer: Irene Keehn Irene Keehn, bereavement officerWe caught up with one of our bereavement officers, Irene Keehn, to find out how she helps the families of those who have lost a relative, and why her role is so important.
  • Cardiac rehab nurse: Nicola Morris Nicola Morris, cardiac rehabilitation nurseThis month, we caught up with one of the team, cardiac rehabilitation nurse Nicola Morris, to find out more about the work they do to help patients with heart conditions to get back on their feet and return to fitness.
  • Clinical Director of women and children's services: Dr Rim El-Rifai NeonatalRim arrived in the UK in 1992, a junior doctor looking forward to spending four years' training in Britain and then returning home to Syria. That was 16 years ago. Since then, she has trained as a consultant paediatrician, set up the Trust's first designated adolescent clinic.
  • Clinical nurse specialist in immunology and allergies: Amena Warner Amena WarnerAmena Warner is our sole clinical nurse specialist in immunology and allergies, and one of only 108 in the whole country. In fact, the small team based at St Helier is responsible for the investigation and management of allergies for the whole of southwest London.
  • Consultant midwife, Marion Louki Marion Louki Consultant MidwifeMarion Louki, an experienced consultant midwife, has joined our maternity team here at Epsom and St Helier from St George's, Tooting. Marion will offer the maternity staff leadership, management and development.
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