Kevin Rooney was appointed as a consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley in July 2003. From February 2009 to January 2011, he was the Lead Clinician in Critical Care for Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board.
In January 2011, Kevin was made a Professor of Care Improvement at the School of Health and Life Sciences within the University of the West of Scotland. He continues to practice in Intensive Care & Anaesthesia at the Royal Alexandra Hospital where he can pursue his interests of patient safety and healthcare quality improvement. Professor Rooney is a was the Clinical Lead for the Acute Adult Workstream of the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and led their breakthrough series collaborative on Sepsis, which resulted in a sustained relative risk reduction across Scotland in cardiac arrest rate by 31% and mortality from sepsis by 21%.
Kevin is a Fellow for the Scottish Patient Safety Programme and a Founding Member of the Q initiative for the Health Foundation. As critical care and deteriorating patient faculty for the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) he has taught quality improvement for IHI across UK, Europe, the Middle East and South America.
His areas of interest include improvement science, critical care, sepsis, deteriorating patients and anaesthesia. Recent awards include Doctor of the Year Award in the Scottish Health Awards 2015, the Scottish Health Award 2014 for Innovation and a NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Chairman’s Gold Award for excellence in clinical practice in 2014