Executive Team

Cheryl Clayton NEWActing General Manager - Cheryl Clayton

Cheryl Clayton joined the Wesley in October 2016. She came to us after some 17 years with Mater Health Services where, in addition to her role as Director of Nursing and Midwifery Mater Private Hospitals, she held senior roles at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, Mater Children’s Hospital, and as the Director of Clinical Services at Mater Private Hospital Redland.  

During her time at Mater Private Hospital Redland Cheryl was instrumental in the implementation of an effective quality program which led to the hospital winning numerous awards for patient satisfaction and engagement. She puts the welfare of each patient at the centre of all she does and has a reputation for creating a strong culture of engagement with nursing and midwifery leadership, setting a high standard of how staff provide care for patients and each other.

 Cheryl has spent a number of years in both the public and private hospital environments, however, her passion lies in the challenges of the private, not- for- profit sector and supporting those who access care and work in that sector. Cheryl is delighted in having joined such a dynamic team at The Wesley Hospital. In her words; “It is a privilege to work in an organisation with values that align with my own personal values. I am looking forward to the challenges my new role will bring.”

Contact Ms Clayton:

Phone: (07) 3232 7216
Fax: (07) 3232 6011
Email: Rosa.Deane@uchealth.com.au

RonActing Director of Clinical Services – Ron Patterson

Ron Patterson joined The Wesley in September 1998 originally as a Hospital nurse manager and became an Assistant Director of Nursing in 2000 for all wards, Ron then progressed to ADON Critical Care and Medical Services. During his time at The Wesley Hospital, Ron has covered a number of times as Acting Director of Nursing and Acting Director of Clinical Services.

Ron is originally from the UK where he worked as a Senior Nurse manager in a large tertiary hospital based in Liverpool.

Contact Mr Patterson:

Phone: (07) 3232 7216
Fax: (07) 3232 6011
Email: Rosa.Deane@uchealth.com.au

Director of Corporate Services - Fergus Pollock

Fergus Pollock first joined The Wesley Hospital in June 1995 as Planning and Development Manager. In September 2000 he moved to UnitingCare Health holding the position of Manager of Financial Analysis and then Business Development Manager. He transferred back to the Wesley in July 2006 as Director of Finance and Administration.

During his time at UnitingCare Health Fergus was involved in capital works projects at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane, Buderim Private Hospital and the greenfield development of St Stephen's Hospital, Hervey Bay.

Fergus is a Certified Practicing Accountant and has over 20 years commercial and financial experience in the private hospitals' sector, industrial catering sector and insurance.

Contact Mr Pollock:

Phone: (07) 3232 7565
Fax: (07) 3232 6011
Email: Bronwynne.Bradley@uchealth.com.au

Director of Medical Services - Adjunct Professor James HoustonIMG_5467

Adjunct Professor James (Jim) Houston was appointed Director of Medical Services at The Wesley Hospital in December 2019.

Having worked for many years in both the public and private sector, Dr Houston's most recent roles were as the Deputy Director of Medical Services at RBWH and Acting Director of Medical Services at Caboolture Hospital. Prior to these roles, Dr Houston was employed as the Director of Medical Services at Greenslopes Private Hospital for 16 years.


Phone: (07) 3232 7926
Email: dmsoffice.wesley@uchealth.com.au