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Nursing chief Angela to retire

Landscape headshot of Angela Robinson, director of nursing

Angela Robinson, our director of nursing, has announced she will retire later this year after more than three decades at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

Angela qualified as a nurse from the Exeter School of Nursing in 1988 and joined St Bartholomew’s three years later working on the internationally renowned endocrine unit then becoming the lead nurse for the medical and endocrine wards soon after.

In 2001 Angela moved to The Royal London Hospital as matron for specialist medicine before being promoted to head nurse for acute and emergency medicine.

In 2012 Angela was appointed associate director of nursing for cardiac care at the newly formed Barts Health NHS Trust and in 2015 she was made associate director of nursing for the Barts Heart Centre.

Prior to her appointment as director of nursing at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in late 2020, Angela was first deputy director of nursing and then interim director of nursing. Her role also includes oversight of our governance arrangements.

I'm so proud to have been one of the few fortunate women to have occupied the most wonderful and best nursing position in the world

Angela said: "It has been my privilege to work at St Bartholomew’s for 32 years. I have worked with countless wonderful, expert clinicians and other colleagues across the hospital who have made the last three decades fly by.

"It’s an honour to be director of nursing at such a wonderful, special hospital and in this, our 900th year. I'm so proud to have been one of the few fortunate women to have occupied the best nursing position in the world and I hope to have played a small part in its journey."

Professor Charles Knight, chief executive of St Bartholomew’s Hospital, said: "Angela has been an amazing colleague and her contribution to St Bartholomew’s over four decades cannot be overstated. She played an important role in the development of our world-class endocrine unit, and more recently was instrumental in bringing together the Barts Heart Centre. I will miss her experience, leadership and friendship as director of nursing and wish her the very best in her retirement."

Angela will step down at the end of September. She will continue her association with the hospital as a trustee for Barts Guild and as a member of our League of Nurses.

The search for a new director of nursing is underway and more information is available on our jobs pages.

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  1. vish ramoutar Friday, 23 June 2023 at 11:09 AM

    I wish you all the very best in your retirement.
    I knew you in the capacity of Vascular Matron when we were the Cardiovascular CAG !
    You are a very kind and a wonderful leader.
    NHS will miss you !
    Thank you .
    Happy Retirement.

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