I feel incredibly privileged and honoured to be taking on this Interim CE role and to be working alongside each of you at one of the best local health districts in NSW. Having worked for the district for more than 18 years hopefully I am already known to many of you through the various roles I have held. For those of you I have not had the opportunity to meet I was most recently NSLHD Executive Director of Operations and I have in the past been General Manager of Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital and NSLHD Director of Finance. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Deb Willcox and acknowledge the extraordinary contribution she has made to make Northern Sydney Local Health District such an outstanding and high- performing district. With the help of the Executive Team and the support of the Board and Chair, Trevor Danos AM I intend to continue Deb’s legacy and leadership and dedicate myself to ensuring you are able to provide the very best care to your patients and our community. My aim in the coming weeks is to visit as many of you as possible. I am keen to understand and listen to the things that matter to you. I would like to thank staff who worked during yesterday’s National Day of Mourning for Her Majesty The Queen. We ensured our hospitals continue to perform
necessary activity where possible, while also respecting the protocols in place to mark this special day. Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the NSLHD Consumers Forum and it was wonderful to meet so many of our consumer advisors in person. The forum is a great opportunity to share ideas and work with consumer advisors to help shape our services. We recently received our quarterly results from the Bureau of Health Information for April to June. Despite the adversities of high COVID-19 and influenza case numbers, our district continued to perform as one of the best in the state over this period. This is another strong reflection of the dedication and high level of health care we provide as a district. I would like to thank everyone who took the time to provide feedback through the 2022 People Matter Employee Survey. The district’s overall response rate was the highest we have ever had and I look forward to updating you about various initiatives that are developed as a result of your feedback. Thank you all for continuing to provide excellent care to our community and I very much look forward to working with you as Interim Chief Executive over the coming months.
Lee Gregory Chief Executive Northern Sydney Local Health District
NSLHDNEWS | ISSUE 18 | 23 SEPTEMBER 2022
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