Why not jump on board?
Seymour Health is currently advertising for community members to apply to become a board director at the health service, which was recently named the 2018 Premier’s Small Health Service of the Year.
Board of director positions provide an opportunity for suitably qualified and experienced people to contribute and provide highlevel advice on the delivery of public health care to the Victorian community.
The Department of Health and Human Services is seeking applications for part-time board positions of public health services and public hospitals, with terms of office beginning from July 1 next year.
The department is committed to ensuring every Victorian receives safe and high quality healthcare, and applicants must be able to demonstrate and provide evidence in support of the skills they identify in their applications.
Terry Old, who has been a board director at Seymour Health for more than two decades, said it is a great opportunity to contribute to the health service.
‘‘Over 25 years, I have seen the hospital grow into a high quality health service, culminating in the Small Health Service of the Year Award for 2018,’’ he said.
‘‘It is a rewarding experience and I encourage community members who meet the criteria to submit an application.’’
Mr Old’s term will end in June 2019 and because he will not be standing again, this provides a good opening for someone new to step into the role.
The department is committed to ensuring boards and committees broadly reflect the diversity of Victorian communities. They welcome applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people of all ages, people with disabilities, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and intersex people.
Applications close at 5 pm on November 5.
For more information go to www.health.vic.gov.au/ governance or phone Seymour Health chief executive Chris McDonnell on 5793 6100.