Capital Health Network

Capital Health Network

The CHN Board and ACT Health have established a joint ACT Clinical Council. The Clinical Council will provide a forum for a multidisciplinary group of lead clinicians to share their collective knowledge and expertise. The Council will also provide advice on strategic clinical and wider health system issues and local strategies to improve the operation of the ACT health care system for patients, facilitating effective primary health, sub-acute and acute care provision to reduce avoidable hospital presentations and admissions.

Members

Name Position/Organisation
Dr Paresh Dawda (Chair) Director, Prestantia Health; GP and Senior Research Fellow, Australian Primary Health Care Research Institute, ANU
Ms Helen Matthews (Co-chair) Chief Allied Health Officer, ACT Health
Ms Elise Apolloni Community Pharmacist and Managing Partner, Capital Chemist Wanniassa
Ms Julie Blackburn Board Chair, Capital Health Network
Dr Ramila Varendran Geriatrician in private practice
Ms Tamra Macleod General Manager of Clinical Services, Goodwin Aged Care
Ms Shelley McInnis Executive Committee member, Health Care Consumers Association (HCCA)
Ms Ali Loom Practice Nurse, Directions Health
Mr Michael Culhane Executive Group Manager, Policy Partnerships and Programs, ACT Health
Prof Kirsty Douglas Academic Unit of General Practice Director, ACT Health
Ms Elizabeth Moore Coordinator-General, Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing
Ms Catherine Shadbolt Executive Branch Manager, Planning Analysis and Insights, Canberra Health Services
Mr Jason McCrae Psychologist, Think Psychology Solutions
Ms Nicolette Bramley Carer representative