Meet the NICU team


Dr Roger Lightfoot

Director of neurosciences intensive care unit, consultant neuroanaesthetist and intensivist

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Dr Andy Eynon

Dr Eynon is a consultant neuroanaesthetist and intensivist, and joined the Trust in 2002. He has been director of the neurosciences intensive care unit, and was the first director of major trauma at the Trust.

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Dr Kevin Boyle

Dr Boyle is a consultant neuroanaesthetist and intensivist.


Dr John Hell

Dr Hell is a consultant anaesthetist with special interest in neuro anaesthesia and neuro intensive care.

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Dr Crispin Weidmann

Dr Weidmann is a consultant neuroanaesthetist and intensivist. He set up the awake craniotomy service, and more recently day case neurosurgery with Mr Paul Grundy.

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Dr Sarah Jones

Dr Jones is a consultant neuroanaesthetist and intensivist.

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Dr Matt Cordingly

Dr Cordindly is a consultant neuroanaesthetist and intensivist. He is the co-author of the neuro intensive care unit guidelines.

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Medical team

Clinical fellows and senior house officers (SHOs)

Our medical team is made up of consultants, registrars and clinical fellows and SHOs. While in NICU the fellows and SHOs will carry out your day to day assessment and medical care.

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask, they will be happy to help.

Senior nurses

The nursing team is lead by our matron Linda Monk and is made up of over 70 members of staff.  

The nursing team consists of senior sisters, charge nurses, junior sisters and junior charge nurses, and they take on the role of nurse in charge. They co-ordinate the running of the NICU, liaise with the medical team throughout the day as well as caring for you.

If you have any questions or requests, please speak to the nurse in charge.

Staff nurses

Each patient in NICU will have a designated staff nurse, providing your nursing care.

Our team of staff nurses participate in an active education programme to develop their knowledge and skills specific to both neurosciences and critical care nursing.

If you have any questions please, feel free to ask one of our staff nurses.

Critical care technicians

Our team of highly qualified critical care technicians (CCTs) is led by Ian Tatlow. The team is responsible for maintaining equipment, training staff in the use of equipment, your safe transfer within the hospital and the safe repatriation of patients to their local district hospital.

NICU has led a nationwide project to train CCTs in a range of medical tasks. The CCTs are trained in a selection of procedures, including the placement of invasive monitoring, plasma exchange and fitting halo jackets.


Our physiotherapy team specialises in neurocritical care and neurophysiotherpay work.

The physiotherapists work closely with the medical, nursing and occupational therapy teams. They provide respiratory assessment and treatment for ventilated and non-ventilated patients. They also maintain joint and muscle flexibility; appropriate collar care and positioning and set up mobility programs for patients who are able to participate.

The team is on hand seven days a week to make sure all services are in place as soon as possible following admission.

Clinical and domestic support staff

A range of support staff work on the unit. You may be greeted by a clinical support worker, who assist nursing and medical staff; a housekeeper or a domestic who all assist in the running of the unit and maintain the high standards in NICU.

We also have a ward clerk, who is often the first person you speak to in order to enter the unit. They are here to ensure we have the correct patient information, notes and images available.

There is also a team of medical secretaries who you may make appointments through, as well as Barbara Pragnell-Raasch, secretary to Dr John Hell, Dr Andy Eynon and matron Linda Monk.