Tabitha heads up Medi-Clinic Pmb

Newly appointed General Manager Tabitha Lolliots

The Pretoria born mother-of-two, who began her career as a nurse, said she always had a love for nursing that blossomed at an early age during a work experience programme that introduced her to the hospital and theatre.

“A lifelong friend was exposed to nursing and that’s how I became involved from the time I was about 14 years old. From there it has always been close to my heart and there’s been no turning back,”said Lolliots.

Having started her training almost 24 years ago, at Greys Hospital in the casualty department Lolliots’ portfolio has diversified over the years with her gaining experience as a school nurse,  hospital case manager, patient manager and client services consultant.

“I’ve tackled portfolios that no one wanted to go to and that was the salient point in proving myself to become a better professional,” she said.

Despite being passionate about her profession, she admitted that it could be time consuming specifically when you had a family to see to as well.

“There are long hours involved and on a daily basis we work to make a difference in someone’s life…but it is crucial to keep a balance and prioritize what is important to you. That for me is my family and I could have not gotten this far in my career without their constant support,” she smiled.

Assuming her duties as of Monday, August 14, the newly appointed general manager told the Maritzburg Sun that she realised that all eyes were on her, with an immense amount of pressure associated with taking up the post as the first female.

“As a woman you always have to work harder in any profession, and working hard just enhances your character to take being the best in your stride,”said Lolliots.

Already with a vision and having management ideas mapped to catapult MediClinic’s daily functioning, Lolliots said she was looking forward to working with the excellent team already in place at the hospital.

“The team there already fit together like a puzzle. My aim will be to oversee and continue installing positivity and other dynamics with the staff. It is a team effort where no one is inferior and where everyone is essential in making the hospital the number one in the City.  It is time to take it to the next level of health care,”said a motivated Lolliots.

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Bongeka Sibisi

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