The Holly welcomes new Hospital Director, David Henderson

We are delighted to announce that David Henderson has been appointed as the new Hospital Director of The Holly Private Hospital and Management Development Lead for Aspen Healthcare Group.

David brings with him a wealth of experience in the health sector having worked for BMI for 5 years’, most recently as Executive Director (ED) of The Clementine Churchill Hospital and previously as Executive Director of the dual site BMI Kings Oak & Cavell Hospitals. David is also a qualified Facilitator and Trainer and has experience in training and developing managers in his BMI hospitals and across BMI’s London region.

Prior to BMI, David worked as a Hotel General Manager winning a number of awards from Hotel of the Year, Business of the Year, Customer Care and Workforce Development awards.

Speaking about the new role, David Henderson said:

“I am very much looking forward to working with The Holly Team as well as the Aspen Group in leading the management development culture through various leadership programmes. My immediate objectives will be to familiarise myself with the hospital and the team as well as the local community. I also look forward to working with the various Aspen Healthcare teams across the UK to see how we can use our complementary skills, knowledge and competencies to provide even more patient-centric care through team work and collaboration. Above all, I look forward to welcoming many more patients into the hospital in the coming months and delivering exceptional healthcare.”

Speaking about the new appointment Des Shiels CEO of Aspen Healthcare, said:

“David is a proven leader with a passion for healthcare and customer service in all its forms, who has the experience and energy to lead The Holly Private Hospital into the future. We are extremely excited to welcome David into his new role, and are very confident he will play a key role in helping us to continue delivering exceptional healthcare to our patients. David takes over from Phil Bates. We wish Phil all the best for the future and thank him for all his hard work, dedication and many achievements at The Holly over the past four and a half years.”

About The Holly Private Hospital 
The Holly has been established for over 35 years and is one of the South East’s leading private hospitals. Renowned locally for our high standards of care and friendly atmosphere, the hospital provides outpatient clinics and treatment in most specialties including: cardiology, cosmetic surgery, dermatology, ENT, fertility, health screenings, general medicine, general surgery, gynaecology, neurology and neurosurgery, oncology, oral surgery and orthodontics, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, paediatrics, private GP service, respite care and urology.

Our services are delivered by over 350 consultants, many of whom have substantive posts in the NHS and our experienced nursing team. As well as having 50 beds for over-night stays and an 8-person day-case unit, we have 23 out-patient consulting rooms, a chemotherapy suite, on-site diagnostic imaging, a physiotherapy and sports centre, pharmacy, pathology laboratory and sterile services.

For more information, please contact Noleen Turner, Head of Marketing and Communications on 020 8936 1215 or email

Date: 21/06/2016