Luke Worth, Executive Director Ipswich Hospital
Favourite food? I love a good barbecue. Cats or dogs? Three cats and one dog so both get the vote in our house. Do you live in Ipswich? Not yet…I am a nice commute distance from just west of Brisbane city but a move is not off the table.
Work background? I have worked for almost 20 years in health working with a large number and wide range of health facilities in New Zealand and across Australia.
Why health? Iwasa broadcaster/journalist before I transitioned into health almost 20 years ago and there is nothing more challenging and yet also rewarding than working in health. We experience the very best and the heart-breaking worst of human behaviours. Health professionals never cease to amaze me and it has been a privilege to work with and support some of the most talented and dedicated people I have
What do you think is the biggest challenge relating to your new
role? Health expectations in Australia are growing, funding challenges are consistently in the public arena, and in the face of huge population growth one of our biggest challenges is making sure that where we invest our time, resources and efforts provides the greatest benefit to the wider population needs. We will not be able to be everything to everyone, but in a world of increasing specialisation and silo driven incentives we will need to focus on how we connect and collectively deliver a comprehensive health system.
Luke Worth, Executive Director Ipswich Hospital. :