David Curran has been appointed director of nursing at St Bartholomew’s Hospital following a highly competitive recruitment process that included a number of external candidates.
He will take over from Angela Robinson who announced her retirement from nursing earlier this year.
Already an experienced member of hospital leadership team, David joined St Bartholomew’s in 2019 as associate director of nursing for cancer care.
He was previously the senior nurse for renal and diabetes care at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel and a lead clinical nurse specialist at the Royal Free Hospital in North West London.
David said: “To be appointed the director of nursing at St Bartholomew’s is the privilege of my career. I’m so proud of the staff at Barts and the work they do for our patients every day.
“One of my first priorities is to attract the best nurses and allied health professionals to deliver outstanding care at this hospital and to prepare us for the challenges and exciting opportunities that our immediate future brings.
“I look forward to working with, and learning from, all our teams, so together we can continue to make St Bartholomew’s an unrivalled organisation for both staff and patients.”
St Bartholomew’s Hospital chief executive Professor Charles Knight OBE said: “David has a wealth of experience both at St Bartholomew’s and away from the organisation. He was an outstanding candidate who will build on the brilliant work done by Angela over the past five years.”
The director of nursing is a member of the hospital’s executive board.
The role includes oversight of our governance arrangements.
David is expected to begin his new role at the end of September.
An exact start date will be announced in due course.