Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Care
Appointed: October 2012
Lisa Knight joined the Trust as Chief Nurse and Director of Patient Care in October 2012, with a wealth of experience gained from a range of nursing disciplines.
Having trained and spent the first few years of her career at hospitals in north London, Lisa spent a year at an acute medical oncology unit in Toronto. On her return to the UK, Lisa pursued her interest in burns and plastic surgery care, working in units at University College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital, utilising her postgraduate diploma in this specialty.
Lisa then enhanced her career by becoming Operations Manager for surgery at Chase Farm, covering anaesthetics, operating theatres and intensive care. This was followed by roles at North Middlesex as senior nurse for the Emergency Department and Medicine; Deputy Chief Nurse at Addenbrookes followed by five months as the Acting Chief Nurse prior to her appointment at Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Particular nursing interests include effective pathways for the care of the elderly, safeguarding adults and managing the needs of patients with dementia.
As Director of Patient Care, Lisa is committed to ensuring all patients receive kind and compassionate care. She is dedicated to ensuring nursing staff have the right skills and empowering them to achieve their potential with the aim of building on the excellent care that is provided to patients at Milton Keynes.