Chief Nurse Eamonn Sullivan

Eamonn joined the Trust from University College London Hospitals, where he was Deputy Chief Nurse, and Head of Nursing on the Medicine Board. In this role, he provided professional leadership for Critical Care and Infection Control, the Emergency Department and Elderly Care. His corporate responsibilities included patient safety, adult safeguarding, Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) and the development of matrons. 

Previously, he was Deputy Chief Nurse at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals, where he also held positions as Head of Performance for Clinical Services and Head of Nursing for Surgery.

I want to understand what it’s like to be a staff nurse and a patient here

Eamonn Sullivan Chief Nurse

Eamonn, who joined us in January 2017, said: “The Royal Marsden has not only got an outstanding reputation as a world leading cancer centre, but it is also renowned for the quality of nursing care that staff provide to patients. I am very excited about working here – there is a great team at the hospital and I am in the process of meeting staff from all across the Trust. 

“I have three priorities as I settle into the role: to understand what it is like to be a staff nurse at The Royal Marsden, to understand what it is like to be a patient here, and to get to know the leaders within the organisation. This is a very challenging but exciting time for the nursing profession and I am very much looking forward to the future.” 

Eamonn's CV

  • Held Deputy Chief Nurse roles at University College London Hospitals and at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals 
  • Has an MSc in Health Service Development (Critical Care) from King’s College London
  • Served in Iraq and Afghanistan in the Army Medical Services Reserves and is a Florence Nightingale Leadership Scholar