SWS Executives

Amanda Larkin

Amanda Larkin
Chief Executive


Accountable to the SWSLHD Board, the Chief Executive provides strategic leadership and is responsible for the District's sound governance to provide safe, equitable, quality healthcare to the people of south western Sydney.

The Chief Executive is responsible for all the public health services from Bankstown to Bowral from small community health centres and district hospitals to large major referral hospitals.


 

Nel Buttenshaw
Manager Executive and Board Secretariat


 


Josephine Chow

Josephine Chow
Director, Strategy and Partnerships


The Director of Strategy and Partnerships provides leadership in defining the strategic course for the District ensuring a sharp focus on long term strategic priorities and that shorter term plans are aligned with these directions with overall responsibility for the day to day management of the Clinical Innovation and Business Unit.

The Director manages a team of staff in supporting a large number of innovations, major high cost contracts, tenders and model of care redesign.  This position also manages a strategic portfolio, the Affiliated Health Organisations and the ministerial funded non-government organisations; inter-district clinical programs and a large number of strategic partnership projects.


Sue Colley

Sue Colley
Director, Allied Health

The Director of Allied Health provides effective clinical and professional leadership to the allied health professions across the District. These professions include: audiology, counselling, diversional therapy, music therapy, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, orthoptics, physiotherapy, podiatry, psychology, social work, speech pathology and welfare.  It also supports pharmacy for some professional functions. Allied Health work within all facilities and services across SWSLHD.

The Director is also responsible for developing and implementing a framework for continuous improvement in the quality of service and practice, workforce planning and effective people management strategies and processes in order to support excellent patient care and a safe , supportive work environment.


Alison Derrett

Alison Derrett
General Manager, Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals

The General Manager is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the hospitals. Campbelltown Hospital is a major metropolitan group B1 hospital and Camden Hospital is a District Group C1 hospital providing a range of services at mainly role delineation level 5 and administered under a joint management structure with Campbelltown Hospital, providing acute services at mainly role delineation level 3.

The General Manager will lead Campbelltown Hospital through a $632 million redevelopment which will provide many enhancements for the community including paediatric services, mental health and acute services.


Ken Hampson

Ken Hampson
Director, Clinical Governance

The Director of Clinical Governance is responsible for establishing, directing and managing the District's Clinical Governance function to promote and support patient safety and clinical excellence within health services.

The Director provides high level expert advice to the Chief Executive on all clinical governance issues and works collaboratively with other members of the District and Facility Executive to analyse, maintain and improve patient safety and clinical quality systems across the District.


Claire Jones

Claire Jones
Director, Mental Health

The Director of Mental Health is responsible for the delivery of Mental Health Services and provides strategic direction in planning for the future of the Mental Health Services in the District.

The Director of Mental Health is responsible for the operations of the Mental Health Services to ensure effective utilisation of available resources and that quality services are provided to a high standard and in line with the priorities set out in the fifth National Mental Health Plan and the Mental Health Commission’s Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014 – 2024.


 

Adam Leonard
Director People and Culture

The Director People and Culture leads the strategic and operational workforce and development services across the District. The Director is responsible for the efficient, effective and innovative provision of services in human resource (HR), strategy, consultancy, culture change programs. organisational development, talent development, recruitment, management of industrial and workplace relations, education and training services.

The Director is also responsible for the development and implementation of workforce policy and procedural frameworks for the SWSLHD and for the implementation of NSW Health and NSW Government workforce related policies. The Director People and Culture ensures compliance with employment legislation, industrial instruments and regulations; NSW Government and NSW Ministry of Health policies, and the management and mitigation of risks associated with employment and corporate talent development matters.


Wendy Loomes

Wendy Loomes
Chief Information Officer

The Chief Information Officer leads, directs and manages the Information Communication’s and Technology Service of the District, including high level strategic planning, in line with NSW Health and eHealth strategic directions and the District’s operational plans.

The Chief Information Officer also has responsibility for information communications and technology policy development, security and database management, operations, enterprise architecture, IT Security, IT investment, systems engineering, computer resources management, service desk, telecommunications, web activities, office automation and the management of the clinical program.


Sonia Marshall

Sonia Marshall
Director, Nursing & Midwifery


The Director of Nursing provides effective leadership to the nursing and midwifery professions across the District. The Director is also responsible for developing and implementing a framework for continuous improvement in the quality of service and practice, safeguarding high standards of care, encouraging excellence in clinical practice and innovation through promotion of clinical governance, education and research and support effective patient flow, appropriate utilisation of hospital care settings and development of ambulatory and community-based health services

The Director of Nursing and Midwifery ensures workforce planning and effective people management strategies are in place that attract, recruit, develop and retain quality nursing and midwifery staff to provide excellent patient care to the community served by the District.


Karen McMenamin

Karen McMenamin
General Manager, Liverpool Hospital

The General Manager of Liverpool Hospital is responsible for the strategic and operational management of Liverpool Hospital, which is principal referral group A1 hospital, providing tertiary level care at mainly role delineation level 6.

The General Manager manages and leads a team of engaged and passionate Directors; and oversees the management of approximately 4700 staff members that work to keep Liverpool Hospital running.


 

Dr Brett Oliver
Director, Medical Services

 


Peter Rophail

Peter Rophail
General Manager, Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital

The General Manager of Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital is responsible for planning, directing and managing the total operations and resources of the facility.

The General Manager ensures the effective and efficient provision of high quality health services within the Bankstown Local Government Area and tertiary referral services in line with the District’s corporate plan, organisational objectives and NSW Health policy direction.

 


David Ryan

David Ryan
Director, Capital Works and Infrastructure

The Director of Capital Works and Infrastructure provides governance and leadership which includes capital works, engineering, fire and planning. The division is responsible for strategic service and capital planning, overseeing all aspects of new and refurbishment works, maintenance activities, fire services and fire training.

The Director is responsible for implementing and monitoring performance with a view to continuous improvement of systems and processes.


 

Dimetrious Palamidas
A/Director, Finance

The Director of Finance is responsible for the planning, monitoring and reporting of the District's financial resources.

This includes budget development, financial advice on new programs and activities and the financial implementation of National Health Reform and activity based funding.

The Director is also responsible for ensuring appropriate policies and controls are in place to safeguard the District's assets and finances.






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