Our medical support team
At BNE, we have a most diverse nursing team with expertise in a wide variety of disciplines.
Our team are fully-qualified in emergency care, stroke management, orthopaedics, haematology, midwifery and paediatrics, and include lecturers in nursing and paramedicine, research gurus, and wound care specialists. Our highly skilled, passionate staff are dedicated to caring for each and every patient. Together, we are focussed on ensuring a streamlined, safe and efficient journey right the way through – from arrival to discharge.
Our team of administrators, assistants in nursing and orderlies support our medical and nursing teams in all aspects of your care. Truly, our service is streamlined, therapeutic and inclusive care that will meet you and your family’s needs and expectations.
The BNE team are lead by our Practice Manager Caren Palmer and Nurse Unit Manager Sharlene Bennett.
Caren joined BNE when we opened in 2001. Having previously worked on a number of private emergency department projects and having managed the Wesley Emergency Centre, Caren’s initial role was as consultant. As BNE has grown, Caren’s role has evolved into the management position she holds today. Caren received her BSc Degree in Urban Health Management from St John’s University, New York. She also worked at The Strang Preventive Medicine Institute, NYU and New York Hospital in similar management roles. Further study in Australia has led to Caren receiving a Grad.Dip. in Health Promotion (QUT).
Nurse Unit Manager
Sharlene joined BNE in 2010. Graduating nursing in 2003 with a goal and a passion to practise as a nurse within the “emergency setting”, Sharlene reached that goal in 2005, starting her emergency nursing journey at The Princess Alexandra Hospital. From 2010, dividing her time between public and private emergency nursing, a decision was made to move to a permanent position with BNE. The passion and commitment Sharlene provides as a strong patient advocate, and through the delivery of excellent nursing care, has seen her move from Registered Nurse to Clinical Nurse and to also become part of BNE’s management team as BNE Co-ordinator. Sharlene now leads BNE’s department as Nurse Unit Manager. Sharlene received her Bachelor of Nursing from Griffith University and is currently studying with USQ to complete her Master of Nursing in the speciality field of Leadership and Management.
BNE Client Satisfaction Rating
Our Patient Survey tells us whether we’re meeting patient expectations and produces a score which reflects how well we are doing. Read more…