Eamonn Sullivan has been appointed as the new chief nurse at the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, it has been announced.
He replaces Dr Shelley Dolan, who has been chief nurse at the specialist cancer trust since 2007. She has now joined King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust as its executive director of nursing and midwifery, as reported by Nursing Times during the summer.
Mr Sullivan is currently deputy chief nurse at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he is also head of the nursing and medicine board.
A spokeswoman for the Marsden said Mr Sullivan would join the cancer trust in the New Year, with an exact date yet to be confirmed.
In his role at UCLH, he provides professional leadership for critical care and infection control, the emergency department and elderly care.
His corporate responsibilities include patient safety, adult safeguarding, commissioning for quality and innovation (CQUIN) and the development of matrons.
New chief nurse for specialist cancer hospital
Prior to that, he was deputy chief nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, where he has also held positions as head of performance for clinical services and head of nursing for surgery.
Mr Sullivan has an MSc in Health Service Development (Critical Care) from Kings College London and is a Florence Nightingale Foundation leadership scholar.
He has also served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Army Medical Services Reserves.