Tonya Kloppers joined the Hospital as a staff nurse and has risen through the ranks, culminating in her appointment as Matron/Director of Nursing from 1st November 2018. Tonya brings vision and enthusiasm to her role, recognising the need for the patient and their experience to be at the heart of everything that we do at King Edward VII’s Hospital.
Tonya attained BSc Nursing (Hons) from the University of the Witwatersrand and the breadth of her experience in Hospitals in South Africa and Britain has contributed to her skills. She is a dedicated, proactive and adaptable nurse leader with a belief in traditional nursing values.
With a national shortage of nurses, Tonya is committed to ensuring the Hospital cultivates a nursing workforce who bring the latest training and expertise to their clinical work. Tonya’s recruitment of new nurses is careful and thorough, seeking out excellence and talent and accepting nothing less. This approach, coupled with the ongoing education and training of our nursing staff allows the Hospital to offer some of the best nursing care in London.
Tonya strives to keep the Hospital progressing and looking outwards so that it can utilise the best tools that national healthcare education, research and innovation have to offer.