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Cross-sector learnings from an adverse event

Cross-sector learnings from an adverse event

Hear from individuals within different sectors about their own experience with adverse events, how they were managed and the learnings that have resulted from these. Facilitated by Michael Gorton, Chairman of the Board, Alfred Health.

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Panel Members

Michael Gorton

Michael Gorton (Facilitator)

Michael Gorton AM is a senior partner at Russell Kennedy Lawyers and has more than 30 years’ experience advising the health and medical sector on all aspects of commercial law, assisting boards of health organisations to understand their legal obligations for effective governance structures, governance policies and implementing risk management strategies. He is the Chair of Alfred Health and Chair of Wellways Australia. He is a Board member of Ambulance Victoria and the Holmesglen Institute (TAFE) and is the former Chair of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and former Board member of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. He is a former Chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission.

Stephen Warrillow

dr. frances hughes

Since August 2019 Dr. Frances Hughes has held the position of General Manager of Nursing and Clinical Strategy at Oceania Healthcare Limited. In Dec 2019 she was recognised for her services to mental health and nursing as a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She has also been the executive director of Cutting Edge Oceania since 2018. Prior to this, for 2 years, she held the position of the CEO of the International Council of Nursing (ICN) in Geneva Switzerland. She was appointed to transform the organisation post review by PWC. In two years she successfully increased the financial viability of the organisation, instituted and implemented systems process and managed successful delivery of the largest nursing congress in the history of ICN. 2012 – 2016 Dr. Hughes was the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer for the Department of Health, Queensland Australia. Prior to moving to Australia, she held position in Mental Health in MOH Nursing and Chair of MH Nursing for Auckland University from 2004 – 2006.

Frances has extensive knowledge and networks in relation to health policy, particularly in the field of nursing and mental health, research and global health issues. Frances held the position, Chief Nurse for New Zealand, for 8 years and during this time played a major leadership role in health care policy and nursing.

In 2001 she was the first nurse to be awarded the Harkness Fellowship in Health Care Policy (US equivalent to Rhode Scholar) from the Commonwealth Fund in New York. Frances was awarded a Senior Fulbright in 2013 and studied the resilience of health systems at times of natural disasters. She has received distinguished alumni awards from both Massey University and UTS Sydney in recognition of her leadership. Frances served as the Commandant Colonel for the Royal New Zealand Nursing Corp for 7 years, providing strategic nursing leadership to the New Zealand Army.

Stephen Warrillow

Prof. erwin loh

Professor Erwin Loh is national Chief Medical Officer and Group General Manager Clinical Governance for St Vincent's Health Australia, the nation’s largest not-for-profit health and aged care provider, with 36 facilities, including six public hospitals, 10 private hospitals and 20 aged care facilities in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, along with three co-located research institutes – the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute, the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, and St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research.

Prior to that, he was the Chief Medical Officer of Monash Health, Victoria’s largest health service, where he worked for almost ten years. Before that, he was the Deputy Chief Medical Officer at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre for three years. And immediately prior to that, he worked as a full-time lawyer at Sparke Helmore for two years, in health law, medicolegal matters, medical indemnity and WorkCover insurance.

He is qualified in both medicine and law, with general and specialist registration as a medical practitioner (medical administration specialty), and a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia. He also has an MBA, Master of Health Service Management, and Ph.D. in management. He is Chair of the Victorian State Committee and Board Member of the Royal Australasian College of Administrators. He is an Honorary Clinical Professor with the title of Professor at the Department of Medical Education, University of Melbourne. He is an adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University, where he leads the Clinical Leadership and Management Unit at the Monash Centre for Health Research and Implementation. He is Honorary Professor at Macquarie University at the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research.

He teaches and carries out research in health law, health management and clinical leadership. He has been an invited speaker at local and international conferences, published on health law, medical management, and health technology, with an interest in medical futurology.

Stephen Warrillow

Dr. Hung Nguyen

Dr. Hung The Nguyen is a general practitioner with an interest in multicultural health, Aboriginal health and intercultural health education. He has worked in remote, rural and urban Aboriginal health for over 20 years in the Northern Territory and Victoria.

Hung’s experience in health education ranges from undergraduate and postgraduate health education, general practice vocational training and training overseas-trained health professionals. He was the inaugural Director of Medical and Cultural education at NTGPE and RACGP Censor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.

Currently, Hung is the Deputy Chair Therapeutic Guidelines Limited; Board Director Health Education Australian Limited; Council Member AMA Victoria; Executive Member Safer Care Victoria’s Victorian Clinical Council; Chair VACCHO’s GP Expert Advisory Group; Medical Advisor CultureMate. Through his governance roles, he is dedicated to positive patient journeys through the Australian Health System.

Stephen Warrillow

dr. Cameron Knott

Dr. Cameron Knott is an intensive care specialist interested in clinical simulation-based education and person-centred healthcare system redesign aimed at improved workplace and healthcare system performance. He works as the Deputy Clinical Unit Head at Bendigo Hospital ICU and is affiliated with Austin Health, Victoria. He is the Academic Lead of the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre (Monash Rural Health Bendigo) and holds the Bendigo Health ICU Clinical Performance and Innovation portfolio lead.

Cameron holds a Master of Clinical Education and is an Honorary Clinical Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Rural Clinical School and Department of Critical Care.