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Barwon Health appoints new Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Kate Gillan

Ms Kate Gillan, former CEO of Lorne Community Hospital and Otway Health, has been appointed as Barwon Health’s new Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, commencing 25 July 2019.

Ms Gillan is well-known across the Barwon South West region, having held leadership roles in both the private and public healthcare sectors. 

Most recently, Ms Gillan has been leading Lorne Community Hospital and Otway Health.

Prior to her recent role, Ms Gillan held various leadership roles at St John of God Health Care, including Director of Clinical Services and Director of Nursing.

Barwon Health Chief Executive Officer Frances Diver said she is delighted to welcome Mr Gillan to the organisation.

“Kate is an excellent appointment for Barwon Health; she is already known to many of the staff here and has a solid understanding of the healthcare network in our region.

“With a strong nursing background, Kate is able to work with all levels and her experience in both private and public sectors will be a benefit to Barwon Health.

“Kate’s calm and collaborative leadership style, as evidenced by her work at Lorne Community Hospital and Otway Health, will complement the executive team; she is a natural fit for Barwon Health,”

Ms Gillan said she was looking forward to leading Barwon Health’s nursing and midwifery workforce.

“I believe my understanding of healthcare services in our region, coupled with my experience in working with the Department of Health and Human Services, will be an asset to Barwon Health.

“I am passionate about person-centred care and I am committed to driving quality and safety standards – a space where Barwon Health is a recognised leader.”