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Since 1938, the Victorian Healthcare Association has been supporting Victoria’s publicly funded healthcare providers to respond to system reform, shape policy and advocate on key issues.
Now in its 80th year, the VHA is the peak body for the state’s public hospitals and community health services.
In 2010, the VHA established the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance to support Australia’s health and community sector to improve their clinical and corporate governance. Find out more here.
We deliver and do what we say we will
We have courage to innovate and advocate
We have respect in our dealings with all persons and organisations
We have impact and provide outcomes-based services to our members
We collaborate closely because we are stronger together.
The VHA provides:
· Access to the latest health information
· Informative events on vital issues for members
· Unparalleled networking opportunities
· Invitation to member-only events
· Special member event prices.
The VHA forges:
· Business partnerships delivering members superior services and savings.
By 30 June 2019, all Victorian public health services and hospitals must have a draft disability action plan (DAP)… https://t.co/QkIGxHpRJx about 14 hours ago
REGISTER NOW: Masterclass for people responsible for recruiting, appointing & supporting members to public sector b… https://t.co/yLRkpf8A2L about 15 hours ago
Community Consultation Committees are being formed to aid the development of ten new community hospitals being buil… https://t.co/bQVsvbjtuV about 17 hours ago
The VHA is governed by a board of nine directors, including eight representatives from member agencies (community health, metropolitan, rural and regional health services) and one independent director with specialist skills.
Dr Sue Matthews
CEO, The Royal Women’s Hospital
Doctorate - Public Health, Masters Health Science, Nursing, Bachelor Arts (Health Studies), Registered Nurse
CEO, East Wimmera Health Service
Chair, Grampians Oral Health Network
Chair, Grampians Sustainable Hospitals Plan
B Physio, MBA
Deputy Board Chair, Castlemaine District Community Health.
Executive General Manager, Insight and Innovation Coliban Water.
Board Director, Dental Health Service Victoria
GAICD, Masters of Public Health, Graduate Certificate in Health Economics, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)
CEO Northeast Health Wangaratta.
Board Member, Central Gippsland Health Service
Independent Director, Audit and Risk Committee, Workways Australia
Masters in Health Service Management
Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
Chartered Accountant, Australia (CA)
CEO, Primary Care Connect
Board Member, Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association
Committee member, Youth Haven – Greater Shepparton Light House project
Board Member, St Mary’s Mooroopna
Director, Rural Northwest Health
Commissioning Officer, Sub-acute unit, Wimmera Health Care Group (part-time)
Master Applied Management (Health), B Health Sciences (Nursing), Registered Nurse, Crit Care Cert
The VHA team works to deliver effective policy, advocacy, member engagement, media representation, board development and events to our members.
Chief Executive Officer
Deputy CEO; Director of Policy & Strategy
Director of Development
Director of Member Services & Strategic Partnerships
Executive Director, Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance
Manager of Media, Communications & Policy
Manager of Finance & Administration
Project Officer, Aged Care
Policy & Advocacy Advisor
Administrative Assistant - Policy & Projects
Project Manager - Voluntary Assisted Dying
EA to CEO
Policy & Advocacy Advisor
Senior Project Officer, Disability
Senior Administration Officer