Tona Gillen – bio
Tona is a Registered Sick Children Nurse (RSCN) and Registered General Nurse (RGN) with Grad Cert Paediatric Nursing (Emergency) with thirty years clinical practice, almost exclusively in critical care areas, and dedicated specifically to paediatrics for more than two decades. She has worked in Ireland, USA, Saudi Arabia and Australia.
She currently works as the Trauma Nurse Manager at Queensland Children’s Hospital – a paediatric Major Trauma Centre in Brisbane, Qld, Australia. This hospital serves children not only in Queensland but also in Northern New South Wales and the Pacific Rim.
She has been awarded Ambassador of Kidsafe since 2012, The Child Accident Prevention Foundation of Australia, and is a senior coordinator of Emergency Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS).
She is passionate about wellbeing and promoting flourishing teams.