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New senior appointments for the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Dr Andrew Blyth has been appointed as Deputy
Network Clinical Director of Emergency Services
for the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
Andrew has been a Consultant in the Flinders Medical
Centre Emergency Department for the past two years
after moving to Australia with his family from the
United Kingdom (UK). He brings both clinical and
management expertise, having worked in some of the
largest hospitals in South Africa and the UK.
During his time at FMC, Andrew has been involved
in clinical governance, the development of strategies
for admission avoidance and clinical pathways to
help improve the quality and efficiency of care in the
As part of his new role, Andrew will continue to work
with the Emergency Department and inpatient teams
to explore ways in which staff can help one another
in the delivery of emergency care across SALHN.
This new role will strengthen the leadership and
management of Emergency Services across the
The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network
(SALHN) will welcome Nadja Hartzenberg
as Nursing Director of Emergency Services on
12 May 2014.
Nadja brings with her significant experience
in nurse management, having held senior
roles within both the public and private
sector in Queensland, New South Wales and
South Australia, and having been actively
involved in new service development.
Nadja joins SALHN from Gold Coast Health
where she served as Director of Nursing
for Emergency Critical Care and Support
Services, prior to which she spent five years
as Nursing Director within the Northern
Adelaide Local Health Network at Modbury
and Lyell McEwin Hospitals.
In search of ways to drive change and having
a passion for Safety and Quality, Nadja has
also undertaken roles as Quality Manager and
Clinical Risk Manager in the private sector.
Suzanne Foot has been appointed Nursing Director of the Southern
Adelaide Local Health Network’s (SALHN) Intensive and Critical Care Service.
Suzanne will commence in the position on 28 April 2014, having previously
worked as the Intensive and Critical Care Unit Nurse Manager at Flinders
Medical Centre since 2006.
She brings considerable expertise to the role including experience in
acute, regional and remote nursing in a broad range of sectors in Western
As part of her role, Suzanne will lead changes to SALHN’s senior nursing
structure in response to an external review, in order to enhance the
structure within SALHN’s large team and continue to focus on providing
high quality patient centred care.
As well as nursing qualifications in Intensive Care, Suzanne possesses a
Master of Business Administration.
Flinders Medical Centre’s (FMC) Executive Director of Nursing and
Midwifery, Dr Tina Jones, will soon farewell the Southern Adelaide
Local Health Network (SALHN) to take up a new role with the Central
Adelaide Local Health Network (CALHN).
Tina has been appointed to the role of Nursing Co-Director Critical
Care, where she will work in partnership with CALHN’s Clinical
Director to provide strategic and operational leadership of the Critical
Since her appointment as Executive Director of Nursing and
Midwifery at FMC in October 2012, Tina has provided strong
leadership and has been responsible for the development of new and
successful initiatives at FMC.
Tina has inspired many people and has been a wonderful role model
Debra Moen has commenced in her role as the
new Nursing Director of Medicine for the Southern
Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN).
Debra joins SALHN from Tresillian Family Care
Centres in Sydney, where she served as Acting
Chief Executive Officer.
Debra has undertaken diverse clinical and
leadership roles across Australia, including Director
of Nursing and Midwifery Services at Mater Adults’
and Women’s Children's Hospitals in Brisbane from
2006 to 2009 and Director of Clinical Services at
Mater Private Hospital from 2004 to 2006, along
with various nursing roles in remote Western
Australia, the West Coast of Tasmania, regional
New South Wales and within an Indigenous
community in the Northern Territory.
Debra has also performed consultancy work within
health service planning and has sat on numerous
working parties and commissions including the
Queensland Nursing Tribunal and the Mental
Health Review Board, where she was involved in
reviewing WA’s mental health legislation.
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