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April 2009

Dr Paul Van Buynder has stepped down as the Director of the Department of Health's Communicable Disease Control Directorate. Dr Gary Dowse is the Acting Director until a permanent replacement is appointed later this month.

A/Prof Beth Hands has been appointed as the Director of The University of Notre Dame's Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Research. Beth is the current Associate Dean of Notre Dame's School of Health Sciences.

Dr Scott Blackwell has taken up the role of Clinical Lead for the WA Primary Care Health Network ...

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March 2009

Prof Teik Oh has started as the Director of Medical Services, Mercy Hospital, Mount Lawley. Teik is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Western Australia and is the former University's Foundation Chair of Anaesthesia and Director of Surgery, Royal Perth Hospital.

Mr David Roberts has been appointed as the WA State Manager of Medfin Medical Finance.

Mr David Clapin has replaced Alan Ferguson ...  

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February 2009

Dr Penny Flett, CEO of Brightwater Care Group, was named WA's 2009 Australian of the Year.

Mrs Helen Smith OAM has retired as Executive Director of the Eye Surgery Foundation, to be replaced by Matthew Whitfield (as Administrator). Helen helped establish the facility back in 1991. She will remain as ESF's Company Secretary and Director on the board of the charitable Eye Surgery Foundation Trust.

Ms Nicole Feely has commenced this month as the new Chief Executive, South Metropolitan Area Health Service, replacing Acting Chief Executive Dr Mark Platell. For the past six years, Nicole has been Chief Executive Officer of St Vincent's Health in Melbourne ...  

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December 2008

Dr Lachlan Henderson has stepped down as General Manager of Mount Hospital to take up a role at his old employer St John of God Health Care as national Group Director of Medical Services, replacing Prof Con Michael, who moves to a part time role as Consultant Medical Advisor. Lachlan's replacement at the Mount is Mr Justin Walter (from Melbourne's John Faulkner Hospital).

Dr Peter Flett has officially been named as the next Director General of WA Health...

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November 2008

Occupational physician A/Prof Dr Tony Hochberg has been appointed as Medical Director of Occupational Medicine at Gemini Medical. Dr Hochberg will help train and undertake quality assessment of the company's Occupational Health doctors across the country. His position was created following the acquisition of Gemini Medical by Sydney-based IPN - the second largest operator of medical centres in Australia.

Debra Salway has stepped down as Director of Business Development, Mercy Hospital, to take up the role of CEO at WA GP Network, replacing Chris Carter, who left a few months prior to become Perth Primary Care Network's CEO. Mercy Hospital has yet to appoint Debra's replacement.

Peter Dhu is no longer the Manager at Donate West...

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October 2008

Western Cardiology's Susan Stark has been re-elected as WA President of the Australian Association of Practice Managers.

Kym Gibson and Shane Combe have been appointed as Chair and Deputy Chair respectively of the WA Clinical Senate following Dr Scott Blackwell's departure.

Cobie Rudd, former CEO of the failed GPDWA...

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