New name and new CEO for Kilmore District Health

January 28, 2021

VHA member Kilmore District Health has started 2021 by welcoming a new name and a new CEO.

The name change from The Kilmore and District Hospital to Kilmore District Health follows extensive consultation with staff, doctors and community members.

New CEO David Naughton has joined the organisation after the former CEO Sue Race was appointed to lead Castlemaine Health, taking on the new position in early January 2021.

David has over 26 years’ experience as a manager and leader within the healthcare sector, predominantly in regional Western Australia and more recently in metropolitan South Australia. As a private sector service and facility planning consultant, David has also had the opportunity to work in the Northern Territory and in New Zealand.

David’s most recent role was Clinical Program Delivery Manager in the Central Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN), with executive responsibility for 16 different health programs/services across seven Adelaide sites. David also prepared and led CALHN’s Infectious Diseases response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to this, David was Executive Director Mental Health and then Regional Director for WA Country Health Service in the Great Southern Region based in the regional town of Albany.

David is a Registered Nurse with a Certificate of Mental Health Nursing and holds a Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Public Health from Edith Cowan University plus is a Fellow Australasian College of Health Service Management. He also has extensive experience in strategic planning and service planning and has led several major health service capital works redevelopments. Throughout his career, David has had operational oversight for acute care, aged care, mental health, community health and public health services.