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11 May 2022
Public health specialist Dr Rob Grenfell will join Grampians Health as the organisation’s chief strategy and regions officer.
Grampians Health chief executive Dale Fraser said Dr Grenfell would be a strong voice for regional health care and would join the team from May 30.
“Rob has been integral to our COVID response regionally as a public health physician specialist in our Grampians Public Health Unit since 2021, and now we’ll be putting his strategic public health experience to use as he joins Grampians Health as our chief strategy and regions officer,” he said.
“Rob’s extensive experience in government, not-for-profit and private sectors, and his personal connection to the Grampians region makes him the ideal leader to foster innovation and collaboration across our organisation and ensure a whole-of-service approach to meet the needs of our community.”
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Dr Grenfell said his passion for access to quality health care in rural communities was central to the role.
“Grampians Health will provide much-needed delivery of key services at each of our campuses, based on our community’s needs,” he said.
“The role of chief strategy and regions officer presents an opportunity to create and introduce innovative systems to health care across our region, and to improve overall equity and access.
“My priority coming into this new organisation is to work with internal and external stakeholders to ensure we have a whole-of-service approach to health care and the services we provide.
“Key to this is ensuring our staff and community understand that we are a regional organisation; we will not be focusing or centralising our work to one particular area, but ensuring that people in the Grampians region have equitable access to health no matter which of our locations they attend.”
Dr Grenfell was successful in applying for the position following a robust recruitment process, facilitated by a third-party specialising in health-care sector recruitment.
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