David Eglington, The Montefiore’s new hospital managing director, is delighted to be back in Hove. The 40-year-old father of two could have chosen to live anywhere in the UK when he moved back to England, after spending four years in Dubai as regional clinic director for Mediclinic Middle East. But when the role of hospital managing director became available at The Montefiore he jumped at the chance.
“I used to live in the area and I love Brighton & Hove, so do my family,” he says. “There is nowhere else in England we would rather live.”
Now he cycles to work having dropped his children at local schools and spends his spare time with his family watching Sussex Sharks and Brighton & Hove Albion.
As hospital managing director, David sees his new role as two-fold: “to ensure our team of staff and consultants deliver cutting-edge, best practice healthcare and to be recognized as the independent provider of choice in our region.”
“If our patients receive safe, high quality care and are happy with the service, the business growth will come naturally as they will be prepared to recommend us to their family and friends,” he adds.
After achieving a BA Honours Business Studies Degree, David spent his early career years in marketing roles before switching to the healthcare sector 15-years ago. When he first joined Spire Healthcare in 2005 he was quickly selected for the company’s fast track programme which identifies potential future hospital directors.
Today, The Montefiore’s new hospital managing director says he is looking forward to applying his experience and post-graduate study to ensuring the state-of-the-art hospital, which will celebrate its fifth anniversary in November, continues to go from strength to strength.
The Montefiore Hospital is part of the award-winning Spire Healthcare group and has the most up-to-date operating theatres and diagnostic equipment as well as being among the first hospitals in the country to offer new procedures to treat breast cancer and hip problems. The hospital also offers a range of rapid access, one-stop clinics for a range of symptoms and injuries, to ensure fast and efficient diagnosis and treatment.