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VHA congratulates board chairs
Posted 28 June 2017
The Victorian Healthcare Association CEO Tom Symondson today congratulated the new chairs of Victorian Health Service Boards.
“It’s excellent to see a good blend of experience and skills coming into these all-important roles,” said Mr Symondson of this morning’s Government announcement.
“The VHA has been campaigning for more support for Victorian health service boards to ensure they preside over quality care, and meet performance targets,” he said.
It has revitalized the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance to help bolster that support.
My Symondson also paid tribute to the outgoing board members and chairs, who have served the sector with distinction.
Shortfalls in board governance were one of the key issues identified by Dr Stephen Duckett in his review of quality and safety in Victorian hospitals.
Consequently, additional skills and responsibilities are now required to serve on a health board.
“The appointments of such high calibre people is an excellent sign of the importance government places on this priority.”
The three-year appointments come into effect from 1 July.
- Mr Brian Cook - Chair of Barwon Health
- Dr Sherene Devenesen - Chair of the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
- Mr Michael Gorton - Chair of Alfred Health
- Ms Diana Heggie - Chair of Peninsula Health
- Hon Rob Knowles - Chair of the Royal Children’s Hospital
- Ms Linda McCoy - Chair of Latrobe Regional Hospital
- Ms Nicola Melville - Chair of Albury-Wodonga Health
- Ms Bronwyn Pike - Chair of Western Health
- Ms Rebecca Woolstencroft - Chair of Goulburn Valley Health
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