Archives: June 2020

COVID-19

June 2, 2020

Can I say to the thousands of staff at Austin Health; to Austin Wills, the CEO at Warringal Private Hospital; and to the team of course at Mercy Health, a huge health precinct in my electorate; and to the many thousands of workers doing a fantastic job over so many months in relation to COVID-19: the teamwork and the leadership has been excellent.

I know that today of course we are also working through Macleod Preschool and a COVID case there, and I want to thank the education department and the Deputy Premier for their work and that of the team there, and I wish well that community as we continue to work our way through supporting each other in these challenging times.

AUSTIN HEALTH

June 2, 2020

I rise to acknowledge the service of Dr Max Alexander, and to quote his own letter:

"It has been a privilege to have had the opportunity to be the interim CEO at Austin Health over this short time and to work with such a committed and passionate team who make a significant contribution to patient care."

I do want to thank Dr Alexander for the confidence and the leadership he has shown over several months at Austin Health as interim CEO and also take the opportunity for us to welcome Adam Horsburgh as CEO on 15 June. Mr Horsburgh has extensive health sector management experience in Victoria as well as in the UK’s National Health Service. He is currently the deputy CEO and chief operating officer at Melbourne Health, and he has also had senior policy and adviser experience with the Victorian government, including at the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Premier and Cabinet. We are very much looking forward to him joining the team at Austin Health.