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Spire Healthcare appoints non-exec director

Senior nurse takes on private hospital role

Spire Healthcare, the independent sector hospital group, has appointed Jenny Kay as an independent non-executive director.

Kay, who has also been appointed a member of the company’s Clinical Governance and Safety Committee, is currently a non-executive director and senior independent director at East London NHS Foundation Trust, a large combined mental health and community organisation providing services across East London, Luton and Bedfordshire.

She was previously the director of nursing at Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust in Kent.

Kay has also worked at the Department of Health in the Chief Nursing Officer’s team, leading on communications. In addition, she has experience as director of quality in a Clinical Commissioning Group.

Her clinical background is in children’s nursing and she was a ward sister at King’s College Hospital for many years, specialising in care for children with liver disease and children requiring intensive care.