Bupa Cromwell Hospital appoints new medical director

Bupa Cromwell Hospital has appointed a new medical director, Mr Paul Montgomery, it has been announced today.

Paul joins Bupa Cromwell Hospital after 14 years at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, where he held posts as clinical director of the ear, nose and throat, and plastic surgery departments.

"I'm delighted to welcome Paul Montgomery to the Bupa Cromwell Hospital. He brings a wealth of healthcare experience to his new role as medical director. It's an exciting time for the Bupa Cromwell Hospital, as we continue to work towards becoming the most advanced private hospital in London, and I'm sure that he will provide the hospital with excellent clinical leadership."

Bupa Cromwell Hospital chief executive, Michele Lahey, said,

A consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon, Paul has an outstanding clinical record, which has been recognised with a bronze excellence award from the Department of Health.

"I'm excited to be joining the team at Bupa Cromwell Hospital. It is a private hospital of choice for UK patients and international referrals, which attracts leading consultants in every field. I look forward to working with them to ensure that the Bupa Cromwell Hospital continues to provide cutting edge treatment and services for its patients."

Mr Paul Montgomery said,

This year, Bupa Cromwell Hospital celebrates its 30 year anniversary. Opening in 1981, the hospital performed Europe's first liver transplant in 1998. More recently, the hospital was the first to install Tomotherapy[1] and in 2010, appointed the UK's first infection prevention and control nurse.


Notes to Editors

[1] A technique for delivering a high dose of x-rays to a specific area of the body, sparing the surrounding area.

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