Madelein Donson promoted to head of nursing and clinical services at Southampton Treatment Centre

Madelein trained as a nurse in South Africa. She began her nursing career at the Unitas Hospital before joining Cape Town Medi Clinic.

In 2006 she moved to the UK and joined Care UK’s Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre as a shift leader for three years. Before joining Southampton NHS Treatment Centre in 2009 in the role of day ward manager. She progressed to inpatient ward manager, and ward and oral surgery manager before her most recent role as acting head of nursing and clinical services.

Madelein has achieved a Nursing Advanced Diploma from the University of South Africa, and qualifications in the Overseas Nurses Programme (Derby University) and Mentorship for Student Nurses (University of Southampton).

Speaking of her appointment Madelein said: “Southampton NHS Treatment Centre opened in 2008 and I have been here for nearly all the time we have been caring for patients, so I am delighted to have been promoted to this role. I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to enhance our service to patients still further – an outstanding patient experience sits at the heart of everything we do.”

Lesley Boler, Chief Nurse, Quality and Governance added: “My congratulations go to Madelein for this promotion. I am delighted that, in this International Year of the Nurse and Midwife, a nurse who we have supported and nurtured in her career has assumed a senior nursing role in our organisation.” 

John McMenamin, Hospital Director at Southampton NHS Treatment Centre, commented: “Madelein has been delivering outstanding care to our patients for many years now and as a key member our senior management team her knowledge, experience and expertise are second to none. I look forward to working with her to achieve our aspirations for this hospital.”