Spotlight on... Beth Davies, Head of Finance - Neurosurgery

Date: 17 April 2024

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  1. What is your job role?

Head of Finance for Neurosurgery.

  1. What made you choose to do the job you are in now?

I first heard about The Walton Centre when my brother spent five weeks on Horsley ITU after a road traffic accident. I was so impressed with the care he received that I wanted to work here. An opportunity came up as a finance assistant 14 years ago and I was lucky enough to get the job. I have stayed within finance learning and taking on different roles but always staying here at the Trust.

  1. What is your favourite part of your job?

Being able to spend time with the different departments and learning about what they do. It’s good to be able to get out of the finance office and see what goes on in the Trust.

  1. Tell me about the most rewarding experience you have had in your role.

I recently spent the day in the Labs so I could try and get a better understanding of how they work and what they do. It was amazing to see some of the people that I usually only see in a finance meeting capacity in ‘action’, the work they do is incredible and interesting. It was a reminder of the fantastic work we do here for our patients, and it makes me proud to think that I play a part in helping to make that happen.

    5.  What/who is your biggest motivator at work?

Definitely our patients and their families. It is a very personal thing for me.

  1. What is the best advice you have received at work?

If an opportunity comes up, even if it scares you, just give it a go. You never know what it could lead to.

  1. What is on your bucket list for this year?

To visit Morocco with my dad.

  • Summary:

    Spotlight on... Head of Finance - Neurosurgery