Trinity Medical Centre

1 Goldstone Villas, Hove, BN3 3AT

Telephone: 01273 736030

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Nursing & Healthcare Team at Trinity Medical Centre (TMC)


Our practice nurses see patients in surgery by appointment. Many health matters can be dealt with by them. Services they offer include:

  • Practical nursing care such as dressings, injections and ear syringing
  • Ongoing care and monitoring for patients with chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes and raised blood pressure
  • Screening tests such as cervical smear tests
  • Contraceptive services, including emergency contraception, pill checks
  • Sexual health checks

Our nursing team consists of:

Sue Henderson 

Sue trained at John Moore’s University in Liverpool and qualified in 1996. She has 20 years’ experience in hospital nursing, including General Surgery, Ophthalmic’s and T&O. Sue joined TMC in 2017 and is our Lead Nurse. She has a special interest in respiratory diseases. In her spare time Sue likes to spend time with her family and go out walking with her dog.

Beverley Bishop

Beverley was a midwife in Portsmouth before changing to Practice Nursing in 1999. She joined Trinity in 2018 and her interests are Diabetes, Travel, Women’s health and contraception. She fits and removes contraceptive Implants. In her spare time she likes to walk her dog, make pottery and travel.

Alex Barker

Alex undertook her training at both Kings College University in London and local here at Brighton University. She spent 14 years as a nurse on a stroke ward, she has experience with diabetes and was also the Discharge Coordinator. She has 6 years of Practice Nurse experience and is our Vaccination Lead here at TMC. She has particular interest in Women’s Health. Outside of work Alex enjoys the outdoors, particularly walking on the beach. She also likes jigsaws, reading and spending time with her family.

Louise Thompson (RG Nurse Associate) 

Louise joined the practice in 2013 as a phlebotomist/Healthcare assistant, she graduated from the university of Brighton in July 2022 as a registered Nurse Associate.  The Nurse Associate is a new role within the nursing team. The Nurse Associate role is regulated in England by the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC). Nurse Associates work across all four fields of nursing: adult, children’s, mental health, and learning disability.

Irene Hoegele

Irene joined Trinity Medical Centre as a Practice Nurse in late 2022 after qualifying as a registered nurse from the University of Brighton. She is passionate about healthy living and holds qualifications in Personal Training and Nutrition. Her special interests are lifestyle medicine, health promotion and wound care. In her free time, Irene likes to exercise, go on hikes in nature, do gardening, cook, or play board games.

Laura Hopgood

Laura qualified as an Adult Nurse from London Southbank University in 2014, she has experience working on a vascular ward at Kings College Hospital and as a Senior Community Nurse in London. She has recent experience working as part of the COVID Vaccination Programme in Brighton. She joined the practice in May 2023. In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym and to live music gigs in Brighton.

Assistant Practitioner 

Tessie Simons 

Healthcare Assistant Team

A healthcare assistant (HCA), works under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional, usually a nurse. Sometimes staff working in HCA roles are known as nursing assistants, nursing auxiliaries or auxiliary nurses.

Our healthcare assistants see patients in surgery by appointment. Services offered include:

  • Alcohol screening
  • Weight management
  • Smoking cessation advice
  • Patient health checks and blood pressure readings
  • Taking blood samples
  • Additionally our HCAs assist the doctors and nurses in some examinations and procedures including applying dressings and giving flu, pneumonia and vitamin injections.

Mihaela Deaconu


Lee Mitchell

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