Administrator appointed to replace North West Health board | The North West Star

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Health Minister Yvette D’Ath has appointed former Queensland Health Director-General Michael Walsh as Administrator in place of the North West Hospital and Health Service Board. The news comes weeks after Ms D’Ath issued a show cause notice to board members with chair Paul Woodhouse resigning after 10 years service. The state government board vacancies, including the position of Chair, were unable to be filled during a recent recruitment process and remaining board members either resigned or were dismissed following the show cause notice. Minister D’Ath said concerns had been raised around sustainable governance and financial management at NWHHS. “I want to reassure communities in the North West that delivering sustainable health services to them is a priority,” Ms D’Ath said. “Mr Walsh will work with staff, with the local mayors, other community representatives and health service stakeholders to ensure the Hospital and Health Service continues delivering quality care.” Michael Walsh was Director-General of Queensland Health from July 2015 to September 2019 stepping down amid issues related to the rollout of new hospital software. Over the past 20 years, Mr Walsh has held senior executive positions in New South Wales and Queensland. He has worked as Chief Executive HealthShare NSW and was the inaugural Chief Executive of eHealth NSW. He holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in psychology, Bachelor of Science in human movement and Bachelor of Education. Mr Walsh currently provides strategic advisory services to large organisations with a focus on leadership, digital health, governance, strategy, planning and transformation. He is also the chair or member of a number of boards. He has been appointed for a period of six months. READ ALSO: Mount Isa ready for Cup day on Saturday Our journalists work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. This is how you can continue to access our trusted content: Bookmark https://www.northweststar.com.au/ Make sure you are signed up for our breaking and regular headlines newsletters Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Follow us on Google News

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