Patient safety and quality of clinical care will be at the forefront of all developments for Good Hope Hospital’s newly appointed associate medical director, Dr Kiran Patel.
Formerly a consultant cardiologist at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust, Dr Patel has a specialist interest in heart failure, implantation of pacemakers and other disorders of the heart. The new clinical leader for the Hospital brings a wealth of experience from working in senior leadership roles in the NHS as clinical director at the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority and as medical director for primary care across Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford, where he oversaw a significant re-organisation.
And it is not the first time the former consultant cardiologist from West Bromwich has worked at the Sutton Coldfield hospital; having completed his cardiology training ten years prior to being appointed in his new leading role. Dr Patel will continue to work as a cardiologist, as well as delivering his managerial responsibilities as associate medical director.
Dr Patel said: “It is an absolute pleasure and privilege to return to Good Hope in not only a clinical role, but also a leadership role. We have excellent staff here, and I perceive part of my role is to ensure innovation is encouraged, that there is a culture of evolution and that we challenge ourselves and always ask whether we can do better.
“I’m looking forward to the challenges ahead and feel proud to be able to be part of a team of doctors, nurses, allied healthcare staff, managers and other staff who all want to provide great healthcare for the local community.”