- Five new members appointed to Health Service Boards which are driving quality care and financial efficiency
- Inaugural Health Service Board members praised for helping to embed important system changes
Five new experienced health professionals have been appointed to the Western Australian Health Service Boards.
The new appointments have been awarded one-year terms and include:
- Professor Diane Twigg - Child and Adolescent Health Service Board;
- Daniel Morrison - Child and Adolescent Health Service Board;
- Dr Denise Glennon - East Metropolitan Health Service Board;
- Professor Rhonda Marriott - North Metropolitan Health Service Board; and
- Dr Amanda Boudville - South Metropolitan Health Service Board.
Two members of the inaugural Health Service Boards - Professor Simon Towler (North Metropolitan Health Service Board) and Andrew Thompson (Child and Adolescent Health Service Board) will leave their positions. They join Dr Hannah Seymour (East Metropolitan Health Service) and Professor Julie Quinlivan (South Metropolitan Health Service) who left their respective boards earlier in the year. All inaugural Health Service Board members have made significant contributions to health system reform.
Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:
"The WA health system is already starting to benefit from the introduction of Health Service Boards that are legally responsible and accountable for hospital and health service delivery in their geographic areas.
"In the first year, the Health Service Boards have driven an increased clarity of roles and responsibility throughout the health system, improved transparency on clinical and financial performance, and a stronger focus on financial sustainability.
"I would like to thank our departing inaugural Health Service Board members - Professor Simon Towler, Andrew Thompson, Dr Hannah Seymour and Professor Julie Quinlivan - for their significant and invaluable efforts in facilitating this reform.
"I also congratulate the new board members on their appointments, and am confident that they, like those before them, will make a valuable contribution to the delivery of health care in WA."
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