I moved to Spain at 21 and caught the bug of the delights of the culture and social way of life. The mix of cultures and backgrounds is both appealing and fascinating in Gibraltar. Customer service is everything, quality service, quality treatment and doing the right thing."

Business Development Manager


Areas of expertise

Commercial awareness and managing clinics. Developing existing business and creating new opportunities.


Education and professional training

Educated in the UK


Professional experience

Extensive knowledge in the travel industry and private healthcare. Worked at a management level in both Aesthetic and Mental Health, having managed an inpatient facility in spain.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Sport, travel, cooking and eating! Travelling has to include gastronomic experiences.


Don't judge another (wo)man until you have walked a mile in their moccasins "

(American First Nation proverb)

Mr. David Deardon BM MD FRCS FRCS(Ed)

Chief Executive / General Surgeon & Endoscopist

Areas of expertise

UK Trained Consultant General and Transplant Surgeon, now providing day case General Surgery and Surgical Gastroenterology to SMC


Education and professional training

Trained at Southampton Medical School (BM) 1984. Became a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (FRCS Ed) in 1989. Completed EU Surgical Training in 1990 and UK Surgical Training in 1996. Completed my Doctorate at Manchester University in 1999


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Over 20 published scientific papers in peer reviewed journals Presented and co-authored a number of scientific presentations at international congresses in Japan, Europe, India, USA and the UK. Accredited as a specialist in General Surgery in 1997 and joined the GMC’s specialist register.


Professional experience

Held consultant posts in Plymouth (Senior Lecturer /Associate Professor), Guys and St Thomas’s Hospitals London, Oxford Radcliffe (Honorary Tutor to Green College and involved in the initial development of the highly successful Oxford Pancreas and Non-heart beating kidney transplant programmes), the Western Infirmary, Glasgow (reintroduced the


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Doing exciting things with my family, travelling (to explore cultures and geography); philately, jigsaws and skiing.


In life you'll generally regret the things you don't do, not the things you've done"

Karen Bolt

Client Services Manager

Areas of expertise

Trained as a Registered General Nurse in the UK, working as a ward sister prior to leaving the UK in 2001. Have lived in Gibraltar since then, working in the Specialist Medical Clinic since 2008 and being Clinic Manager since 2010.


Education and professional training

Huddersfield Royal Infirmary


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

RGN, MITI, ITI certified translator, Spanish to English


Professional experience

15 years in the UK as a Registered General Nurse, mainly working in the area of Respiratory Medicine and Neurology. Experience as Clinic Manager throughout each expansion of the Specialist Medical Clinic since the clinic opened.


Languages spoken

English and Spanish


Interests

Family, travel, languages.


Within each of us, lies the ability to achieve the impossible""

Nicole Asquez

Surgical Care Coordinator

Areas of expertise

Beauty and Massage Therapy, Nursing Administration and Secretarial


Education and professional training

Westside School, Gibraltar College of further education, Manchester School of Massage


Professional Qualifications, Associations & Accomplishments

Qualified Beauty and Massage Therapist RSA typing and secretarial studies including audio typing Nursing Assistant Diploma


Professional experience

After working in the beauty industry for 10 years, I changed career and went into administration. I joined the Specialist Medical Clinic in 2014 as a Receptionist/ Administrator, then became Team Leader, Nursing Assistant to Senior Nursing Assistant. I am now a Surgical Care Coordinator which entails liaising with patients and doctors to organise all procedures and surgeries in the Gibraltar Clinic and in Spain.


Languages spoken

English Spanish


Interests

Cooking, painting, travelling and music concerts


"Onwards and Upwards" "

Secondary School moto that stuck.

Lucy Fairbairn

PA to Dr David Deardon

Areas of expertise

Dedicated to organizational management, ensuring a seamless working daily schedule for Dr. Deardon. A solution sourcing attitude is extended to the clinic team with a hands-on approach to ensure that things do get done. Being a people person and an ability to work under pressure means that I can readily adapt to deal with what is required for the moment.


Professional experience

Over 20 years of professional experience spanning Office Management, Recruitment and Human Resources, Spanish Real Estate as well as previously being a PA within a top London Brand House.


Languages spoken

English


Interests

Reading or catching up with a series when possible, respite and reset. I absolutely enjoy my "rugby and dance mum" Saturdays too.