Our Staff

We have experienced and highly trained staff across all departments. Many of our staff have worked at the Clinic for many years and provide a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Administration

The Administration team are responsible for the day-to-day running of the Clinic. They ensure appointments are booked and some provide secretarial support to our consultants and therapists.

Our team of receptionists are on hand to welcome you and make sure you are looked after, let the consultant/therapist know you have arrived, and also direct incoming calls to the relevant person.

Catering

We have a superb catering team who work hard to provide a varied and tasty menu every day. They provide a nutritionally balanced menu in consultation with our dietitian and there is always a selection to choose from.

If you have any specific dietary requirements, please let us know and our chefs will be happy to cater for your needs.

Finance

The Finance department look after all the financial arrangements for in- and day-patients. If you have private medical insurance or are self funding, the team will assist with all the financial aspects of your care.

You can contact the team on 01753 869755 or finance@cardinalclinic.co.uk

Gardening & Facilities

Our beautiful grounds require a lot of maintenance to ensure they are looking their best all year round, our own team of gardeners are kept busy.

Due to our extensive facilities we have an on-site maintenance team. They make sure everything is kept in top condition and are able to attend very quickly to any problems that arise.

Human Resources

The HR department look after recruitment of new staff and the welfare of existing staff. If you are interested in working for Cardinal Clinic, please Contact Us

Nursing 

The nurses provide 24/7 care to our in-patients. The team is well qualified and skilled to work in all areas of mental health. They offer expertise in both group work and one to one counselling.

Housekeeping

The Housekeeping team are responsible for the cleanliness of the Clinic. This includes looking after our 23 en-suite in-patient rooms, consulting rooms and public areas, as well as our offices.

Housekeeping also looks after all the laundry at the Clinic. There is a separate in-patient laundry available for use.

Our Management Team

The day-to-day running of the Clinic is managed by our Hospital Director, Matron, Commercial Director and Medical Director. They bring together a wealth of experience and skills from clinical, managerial and nursing backgrounds to ensure the smooth running of the Clinic.

Christine Harrington

Christine Harrington, Hospital Director

Christine Harrington has worked at Cardinal Clinic since 1997, firstly as Accounts Manager and since 2006 as Hospital Director. Her career before joining the Clinic incorporated both management and finance in a variety of environments, including Investment Property and the Hotel Industry. She deals with the business side of the Clinic, incorporating finance and also the provision of hotel services. Her responsibilities include ensuring the buildings and grounds are well maintained and she acts as Health & Safety Manager for the company. Christine is also the Clinic’s registered manager and in this role is responsible for ensuring that the quality of care the Clinic provides is of the highest standard and meets the requirements of the Care Quality Commission and other regulatory bodies.

Dr Jane Perera

Dr Jane Perera, Medical Director

Jane completed her Basic and Higher Specialist training on the St Georges Medical School Training scheme and holds a Masters Degree in Addictions from the University of London.

Jane is currently the Medical Director and Responsible Officer for the Cardinal Clinic and is passionate about maintaining high standards, with motivated and up to date Consultants delivering excellent care to patients at the Clinic. She is proud to be leading the Team that got the Clinic rated as ‘Good’ across all domains in a recent CQC visit and ‘Outstanding’ for Caring.

Within the NHS, she is a Community Psychiatrist and has previously managed an In-patient and Home Treatment Service.

Jane has expertise in all areas of General Adult Psychiatry with special interest in Addictions, care of the Acutely Unwell Patient, Affective Disorders and Women’s Health. She is interested in the co-morbidity of Mental Illness and Substance Misuse and Complex Personality Disorders. She aims to get a good understanding of the patient and their circumstances, work collaboratively with the patient and family towards a meaningful recovery with the patient taking the lead and gaining control of their lives once more.

Stuart Grimwood

Stuart Grimwood, Commercial Director

Stuart Grimwood joined Cardinal Clinic in 2019 but had been providing consultancy services for a number of years prior to this.  Before joining the Clinic, he had held senior financial and IT roles in large facilities management companies before starting his own consultancy business.

Stuart is responsible for ensuring that Cardinal Clinic continues to be commercially successful and is responsible for marketing, IT and commercial performance.  Stuart brings his recent experience from large commercial organisations to the Clinic to ensure we remain efficient and provide the best value care for our patients.

Sarah Kaiser

Sarah Kaiser, Matron

Sarah trained as an RMN at BCUC Chalfont St. Giles and has worked at the Cardinal Clinic for several years in various departments. Alongside this she also worked part time in Pharmacy for 11 years and as a result has a prime interest in Medication Management.

Since being appointed Matron responsibilities include setting and maintaining standards of clinical excellence, improving outcomes and experiences for patients, families and carers by overseeing practice and patient quality care. Despite being in a demanding role, she still enjoys a very ‘hands on’ approach to the delivery of nursing care.