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Lesley Je ers
Jackie Hanson has been appointed
as the Chief Operating Officer for
the Southern Adelaide Local Health
Jackie will start in the position on 26
August 2013 and her role will also
have operational management of
Flinders Medical Centre, where she
will be based.
Jackie will join Southern Adelaide
Local Health Network from the
Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health
Service, where she is currently
the Chief Operating Officer and
responsible for the day to day
operations of four acute hospitals,
acute and community mental health
and a residential aged care facility.
Megan Taylor has commenced
in her role as Manager, Corporate
Governance and Risk, Southern
Adelaide Local Health Network.
Megan will be responsible for the
ongoing monitoring, evaluation
and review of SALHN's health
units and monitoring of risk
management plans. She will have
line management responsibility for
policy, risk management, consumer
complaints, freedom of information,
contracts/procurement and Office of
the CEO staff.
Associate Professor Alan O'Connor
has been appointed as Clinical
Director of Emergency Services for
the Southern Adelaide Local Health
Alan is currently the Director of
Emergency Medicine at Royal
Brisbane and Women's Hospital with
Queensland Heath and has a proven
track record in the management of
Emergency Services and facilitating
change to meet and sustain relevant
financial, safety and quality, and
Alan will commence on 21 October
2013 and will be based at Flinders
Medical Centre (FMC).
Patty Weeding has been appointed
as Executive Officer/Director of
Nursing for Noarlunga Hospital.
Patty will provide leadership to the
management team at Noarlunga
Hospital and be responsible for the
day to day operational management
of the hospital.
Patty has been the Acting Director
of Nursing at Noarlunga Hospital
for the past four years and has a
wealth of experience in nursing
management and the day to day
operations of the hospital.
The Repatriation General Hospital's
Executive Director of Nursing, Lesley
Jeffers, has taken up an opportunity
in the not for profit sector.
Lesley has provided strong leadership
for many years in the south and
she has been responsible for the
development of new and successful
services and initiatives at the Repat.
Lesley has inspired many people and
been a wonderful role model for staff.
ABOVE Repat nurse Don Oswald
is exhibiting his photographic
exhibition throughout August.
INSET An image from Don's
"....Ah Paris...." series.
The Repatriation General Hospital
staff member now spends his time in
the day surgery unit of the hospital,
measuring blood pressure, taking
bloods and preparing patients for
While he hasn't looked back
from the career 'sea change',
photography remains a passion and
a recent trip to Paris in September
2012 served as a fitting backdrop
for a new series of work.
Don will exhibit his latest collection,
"....Ah Paris...." during the
upcoming South Australian Living
Artists (SALA) Festival. Twenty
artworks depicting the Parisian
landscape will be on display.
"These are photos that show my
view on how I see Paris," Don
explained. "Paris is such an amazing,
buzzing place and I hope to have
captured some of that."
The photos appear in both black and
white, and colour, and are available
Anyone interested in viewing the
exhibition is encouraged to visit
Koppamurra Wines, 32 Unley Road,
Unley, between 2 -- 25 August,
Monday to Friday, 10am until 4pm.
For more information about the
exhibition and Don's work phone
0412 399 233 or email Don at
Picture perfect Paris
Just over nine years ago, at 50 years of age, Don Oswald
graduated from Flinders University having decided to hang up
his camera and leave the fast paced industry of professional
photography for a career in nursing and caring for others.
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