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A Who’s Who of the local health networks in NSW

(See 23 Dec update at bottom of post re appointment of chief execs.
And see 5 Jan, 2011 update re a Halton appointment)

On Friday, the NSW Health Minister Carmel Tebbutt announced the membership of the 15 geographically-based Governing Councils that will oversee NSW’s Local Health Networks or LHNs – full details at the bottom of this post. (There are another three specialty networks for children’s health, forensic mental health, and services delivered by St Vincent’s Health.)

The LHNs will replace the existing area health services from January 1.

Meanwhile, I wonder how long it will be until we have some idea of how they will work in with the Medicare Locals? And how long until we have some idea of what difference they’re making, compared with the old structures? And what will the NSW election mean for their futures? So many questions…

One thing does seem clear right now, however. They will face a lot of scepticism from a restructure-weary workforce.

According to the Minister’s statement, the Governing Council members were appointed by Cabinet following a selection process convened by the Chairs, which included independent advice. Tebbutt also says that the final round of recruitment for LHN Chief Executives (who will report to the Governing Council) will be finalised shortly. The Chief Executive will report to the Governing Council.

The Governing Council memberships follow below:

Sydney LHN
The Hon Ron Phillips (Chair)
Dr Barry Catchlove
Ms Stevie Clayton OAM
Dr John Daniels
Mr Trevor Danos
Dr Thomas Karplus
Mr Hatton Kwok OAM
Ms Judith Meppem PSM
Mrs Frances O’Brien
Ms Sonja Stewart
Professor Paul Torzillo AM

South Western Sydney LHN
Professor Phillip Harris AM (Chair)
Mr Timothy Bryan
Ms Carolyn Burlew OAM
Ms Christine Carriage
Professor Brad Frankum
Dr Kathryn Gibson
Mr Mark Johnson
Professor Margot Kearns
Dr Jens Kilian
Ms Debbie Roberts
Professor Jeremy Wilson

South Eastern Sydney LHN
The Hon Morris Iemma (Chair)
Ms Deborah Cansdell
Associate Professor Robert Farnsworth OAM
Associate Professor Peter Gonski
Dr Gorur Krishna Harinath OAM
Dr Naomi Mayers OAM
Ms Janet McDonald AO
Mr Robert McGregor AM
Dr Thomas Parry AM
Associate Professor Peter Smerdely
Dr Ingrid van Beek AM

Illawarra Shoalhaven LHN
Associate Professor Denis King OAM (Chair)
Ms Sue Baker-Finch
Ms Jill Boehm OAM
Mrs Julie Booker
Ms Dee Carrington
Dr Maureen Lonergan
Ms Marissa Mastroianni
Mr Kenneth Merrifield
Professor Jan Potter
Dr William Pratt

Western Sydney LHN
Professor Stephen Leeder AO (Chair)
Ms Jasmina Bajraktarevic-Hayward
Adjunct Professor Kathy Baker AM
Professor Jeremy Chapman OAM
Ms Kathleen Collins OAM
Ms Michelle Cutmore
Associate Professor Hadia Mukhtar
Professor Diane O’Halloran
Dr Andrew Pesce
Ms Jane Spring
Associate Professor Peter Zelas OAM

Nepean Blue Mountains LHN
Associate Professor Patrick Cregan (Chair)
Mr Gregory Allchin
Dr James Branley
Mr Grahame Danaher
Mr Craig Knowles
Ms Winsome Matthews
Clr Karen McKeown
Professor Michael Peek
Professor Jennifer Reath

Northern Sydney LHN
Professor Carol Pollock (Chair)
Ms Ann Brassil
Ms Diane Flecknoe-Brown
Ms Paula Hanlon
Ms Betty Johnson AO
Associate Professor Sue Kurrle
Mr Alan McCarroll
Associate Professor Annette Schmiede
Associate Professor Danny Stiel AM
Mr Michael Still

Central Coast LHN
Mr Paul Tonkin (Chair)
Maree Gleeson
June Heinrich
Dr Sean Kelly
Conjoint Professor Margaret McMillan OAM
Mr Neal O’Callaghan
Ms Gaylene Parsell
Mr Phillip Peterson
Dr Susie Piper

Hunter New England LHN
Associate Professor Lyn Fragar AO (Chair)
Dr Felicity Margaret Barr
Dr Bruce Bastian
Dr Helen Belcher
Mr Paul Henry
Dr Ian Kamerman
Mrs Janelle Speed
Ms Helen Staines
Conjoint Professor Trevor Waring AM
Mr Kenneth White

Murrumbidgee LHN
Ms Lynda Summers (Chair)
Dr Louis Baggio
Mr John (Jack) Barron
Mr Michael (Paul) Braybrooks OAM
Mr Peter Brooks
Ms Betty Cragg
Dr Thomas Douch
Ms Narelle Fitzgerald
Mrs Gayle Murphy
Mrs Amanda Shand

Southern NSW LHN
Mrs Eve Bosak (Chair)
Mrs Janet Aveyard
Dr Pavan Bhandari
Dr Peter Davis
Mr Charles Halton CBE
Mr Mark Harrison
Professor Lisa Jackson Pulver
Dr John Price
Ms Moira Scollay
Ms Kathryn Stonestreet
Ms Jennifer Symons

Western NSW LHN
Dr Robin Williams (Chair)
Associate Professor Joseph Canalese OAM
Mrs Patricia Doolan PSM
Mr Scott Griffiths
Mr Tim Horan
Dr Darryl Mackender
Mr Paul Mann
Dr Aubrey Tooth
Mrs Joan Treweeke
Ms Suzanne (Sue) West

Far West LHN
Dr Stephen Flecknoe-Brown (Chair)
Mr Allan Carter
Ms Diena Grant-Thomson
Mr John Harris
Mr Thomas Hynes
Dr John Ives
Mrs Maureen O’Donnell
Mr Stephen O’Halloran
Ms Dale Sutton

Mid North Coast LHN
Mr Warren Grimshaw AM (Chair)
Dr John Barrett
Dr Stephen Begbie
Dr Richard Buss
Mr David Kennedy
Mr Neville Parsons
Ms Cindi Rees
Mrs Wilma Sims
Dr Joanna Sutherland

Northern NSW LHN
Ms Hazel Bridgett (Chair)
Professor Lesley Barclay AO
Mr Ron Bell
Ms Leone Crayden
Dr Austin Curtin
Mr David Frazer
Ms Rosemary Kew
Ms Debbie Monaghan
Dr Brian Pezzutti
Mr Robert Thompson

***
Update, 23 Dec.

And now the chief executives have been announced:

List of Chief Executives

  • Stuart Riley – Far West
  • Maxwell Alexander – Southern NSW
  • Amanda Larkin – South Western Sydney
  • Danny O’Connor – Western Sydney
  • Christopher Crawford – Northern NSW
  • Teresa Anderson – Sydney
  • Vicki Taylor – Northern Sydney
  • Kay Hyman – Nepean Blue Mountains
  • Matthew Hanrahan – Central Coast
  • Stewart Dowrick – Mid North Coast
  • Michael DiRienzo – Hunter New England
  • Susan Browbank – Illawarra Shoalhaven
  • Lyn Weir (Acting) – Western NSW
  • Susan Weisser (Acting) – Murrumbidgee

Can any Croakey readers tell us how many are the same faces as before the restructure?

***
Update, 5 Jan, 2011

An observant Croakey reader has sent in a note pointing out that Mr Charles Halton CBE, who has been appointed to the Southern NSW Board is the father of Ms Jane Halton, the head of the Department of Health and Ageing. “Could make for some interesting chit chat over the family breakfast table,” observes our correspondent. Yes – particularly given the longstanding barney between the Pambula and Bega communities about the future of health and hospital services in the area, as well as the divisions between some of the local medicos. Meanwhile, this 2002 profile by Margo Kingston has a bit more on the intersection of father’s and daughter’s career paths.

Comments 3

  1. ranga says:

    Only one in West Sydney – the former Chair of SWAHS Advisory Council, A/Prof Peter Zelas OAM, a colorectal surgeon from Blacktown Hospital has kept his spot (but not Chair)

    All bases seem to be covered:

    Auburn: Bajraktarevic-Hayward from STARTTS and Dr Hadia Mukhtar covers the Lebanese influence as an Auburn GP. Mukhtar is well respected through her involvement in the Medical Association for Prevention of War.

    Blacktown: Zelas and Clr Collins who is a Deputy Mayor at Blacktown local Council.

    Mt Druitt: Cutmore with extensive experience in ATSI health

    Westmead: Pesce & Chapman – two great medico-leaders with extensive political clout

    Baker is an interesting choice (former NSW Chief Nurse who spent most of her time over @ RNS) – what brings her out west?

    Sydney Uni has put up Jane Spring, a Fellow of the Senate with a sporting and NSW govt admin background – with no health experience.

    Di O’Halloran is Chair of NSW GP Council and a Member of the NSW Health Advisory Council

    Hmmm, looks like Clr Collins is the only non-medico/nurse without a clear vested interest; speaking for the community.

  2. charleswalker says:

    Teresa Anderson was previously the Deputy Chief Executive at SSWAHS so no surprise that she was successful, Amanda Larkin was the General Manager for Campbelltown/Camden Hospitals, Danny O’Connor used to be the GM for Concord Hospital before moving over to Western Sydney AHS as the Chief Executive.

  3. Vivaldi says:

    Northern NSW:
    Ms Hazel Bridgett (Chair) was previous Chair, Long history nursing and community advocacy, active Labor
    Professor Lesley Barclay AO Head of the University Dept of Rural Health, excellent
    Ms Leone Crayden was previously on AHAC, outspoken Mental Health Advocate, smart and dynamic
    Dr Austin Curtin , Long History as Surgeon VMO, well respected
    Ms Rosemary Kew, was a previous member of the AHAC, Occupational Therapist and only Allied Health Clinician, one to watch
    Dr Brian Pezzutti, former Liberal NSW MP, Surgeon, Brigadier in reserves

    CE is the same, Chris Crawford, husband to Catherine Cusack Liberal Pollie NSW, and probable aspiring Director General, watch this space

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Cultural determinants of health
Digital platforms
Elections and budgets
Federal Budget 2019-20
Federal Budget 2020-21
Federal Budget 2021-22
Global health and climate change
2019-20 climate bushfire emergency
asylum seeker and refugee health
Climate emergency
disasters
Ebola
extreme weather events
flooding 2011
global health
NHS
NZ Election 2017
WHO
health
Healthcare and health reform
abortion
adverse events
aged care
allied health care
Australian Medical Association
cancer
cardiovascular disease
child health
Choosing Wisely
chronic diseases
co-payments
Cochrane Collaboration
complementary medicines
conflicts of interest
death and dying
diabetes
digital technology
disabilities
e-health
emergency departments and care
Equally Well
euthanasia
evidence-based issues
general practice
genetics
health & medical marketing
health and medical education
health and medical research
Health Care Homes
health ethics
health financing and costs
health reform
health regulation
health workforce
HIV/AIDS
hospitals
HRT
infectious diseases
influenza
international medical graduates
journal articles
LGBTIQ
medical marijuana
Medicare Locals
men's health
mental health
MyHospitals website
National Commission of Audit 2014
National Health Performance Authority
naturopathy
NDIS
NHMRC
non communicable diseases
nurses and nursing
oral health
organ transplants
out of pocket costs
pain
palliative care
paramedics
pathology
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme
pharmaceutical industry
pharmacy
Pregnancy and childbirth
primary health care
Primary Health Networks
private health insurance
quality and safety of health care
rural and remote health
screening
sexual health
social media and healthcare
suicide
surgery
swine flu
telehealth
tests
TGA
trauma
women's health
youth health
Indigenous health
#CTG10
#NTRC
Acknowledgement
cultural safety
Indigenous education
Lowitja Institute
NT Intervention
social and emotional wellbeing
Uluru Statement
WA community closures
News about Croakey
PIJ Commissions 2021
Public health and population health
#PreventiveHealthStrategy
#UnmetNeedsinPublicHealth
air pollution
alcohol
consumer health matters
COVIDwrap
environmental health
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
food and nutrition
gambling
Government 2.0
gun control
health communications
health impact assessment
Health in All Policies
health inequalities
health literacy
human rights
illicit drugs
injuries
legal issues
marriage equality
Media Doctor Australia
media-related issues
nanny state
National Preventive Health Agency
obesity
occupational health
physical activity
plain packaging
prevention
public health
public interest journalism
road safety
sport
sugar tax
tobacco control
transport
vaccination
violence
Web 2.0
weight loss products
Royal Commission
Social determinants of health
discrimination
education
justice
Justice Reinvestment
NBN
Newstart
poverty
racism
social policy
Summer reading 2020-2021
Tasmanian election 2021
Testing Croakey News category 1
The Croakey Archives
#cripcroakey
#HealthEquity16
#HealthMatters
#IHMayDay (all years)
#IHMayDay 2014
#IHMayDay15
#IHMayday16
#IHMayDay17
#IHMayDay18
#LoveRural 2014
Croakey Conference News Service 2013 – 2019
2013 conferences
Australian Centre for Health Services Innovation Forum 2013
Australian Health Promotion Association Conference 2013
Closing the Credibility Gap 2013
CRANAplus Conference 2013
FASD Conference 2013
Health Workforce Australia 2013
International Health Literacy Network Conference 2013
NACCHO Summit 2013
National Rural Health Conference 2013
Oceania EcoHealth Symposium 2013
PHAA conference 2013
2014 conferences
#IPCHIV14
AIDA Conference 2014
Congress Lowitja 2014
CRANAplus conference 2014
Cultural Solutions - Healing Foundation forum 2014
Lowitja Institute Continuous Quality Improvement conference 2014
National Suicide Prevention Conference 2014
Racism and children/youth health symposium 2014
Rural & Remote Health Scientific Symposium 2014
2015 conferences
#CPHCEforum
#CRANAplus15
#HSR15
#NRHC15
#OTCC15
Population Health Congress 2015
2016 conferences
#AHHAsim16
#AHMRC16
#ANROWS2016
#ATSISPEP
#AusCanIndigenousWellness
#cphce2016
#CPHCEforum16
#CRANAplus2016
#IAMRA2016
#LowitjaConf2016
#PreventObesity16
#TowardsRecovery
#VMIAC16
#WearablesCEH
#WICC2016
2017 conferences
#17APCC
#ACEM17
#AIDAconf2017
#BTH20
#CATSINaM17
#ClimateHealthStrategy
#IAHAConf17
#IDS17
#LBQWHC17
#LivingOurWay
#OKtoAskAu
#OTCC2017
#ResearchTranslation17
#TheMHS2017
#VMIACConf17