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Beverley Ireland - IT Change Coordinator

Deborah Bedford

When did you start working at Kingston Hospital? 

I started working for Kingston Hospital in Sept 1988

What job were you doing when you started here?

I was working part time 4 hours on a Saturday and a Sunday in the Admission Office as an Admissions Clerk. I then gradually increased my hours to working full time, working my way up to Admissions Office Manager to the Admission Clerks managing the waiting lists for Orthopaedic Surgery. 

What is your current role? 

My current role is Change Co-Ordinator working with the Change Team in delivery of Change Management in the IM&T Department.

What does your role entail?

My role is varied from general admin support for the team, organising meetings with all staff groups Trust wide and co-ordinating workshops to support the implementation of our patient administration and record system CRS.

How did you get to where you are now?

I started in Admissions and worked in that dept for 15 years. I then moved to Epsom Hospital when the Elective Orthopaedic Centre opened to manage elective hip and knee surgery and then moved back to Kingston in 2005 into IT.

What do you enjoy about your job?

I work with such lovely people in a very friendly department. Everyone goes that extra mile to help each other. The IT department is like a little family concern!

Why do you like working at Kingston Hospital? 

Kingston Hospital is a very friendly place to work and people respect and look after each other. Kingston Hospital is not too big so I know a lot of people across the Trust, which makes my job a lot easier.

What support or development have you received while working at KHT to enable you to get where you are now?

My Manager and the team are very supportive.

Do you work flexible hours?

Yes

 

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