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    Only one in West Sydney – the former Chair of SWAHS Advisory Council, A/Prof Peter Zelas OAM, a colorectal surgeon from Blacktown Hospital has kept his spot (but not Chair)

    All bases seem to be covered:

    Auburn: Bajraktarevic-Hayward from STARTTS and Dr Hadia Mukhtar covers the Lebanese influence as an Auburn GP. Mukhtar is well respected through her involvement in the Medical Association for Prevention of War.

    Blacktown: Zelas and Clr Collins who is a Deputy Mayor at Blacktown local Council.

    Mt Druitt: Cutmore with extensive experience in ATSI health

    Westmead: Pesce & Chapman – two great medico-leaders with extensive political clout

    Baker is an interesting choice (former NSW Chief Nurse who spent most of her time over @ RNS) – what brings her out west?

    Sydney Uni has put up Jane Spring, a Fellow of the Senate with a sporting and NSW govt admin background – with no health experience.

    Di O’Halloran is Chair of NSW GP Council and a Member of the NSW Health Advisory Council

    Hmmm, looks like Clr Collins is the only non-medico/nurse without a clear vested interest; speaking for the community.

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    Teresa Anderson was previously the Deputy Chief Executive at SSWAHS so no surprise that she was successful, Amanda Larkin was the General Manager for Campbelltown/Camden Hospitals, Danny O’Connor used to be the GM for Concord Hospital before moving over to Western Sydney AHS as the Chief Executive.

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    Northern NSW:
    Ms Hazel Bridgett (Chair) was previous Chair, Long history nursing and community advocacy, active Labor
    Professor Lesley Barclay AO Head of the University Dept of Rural Health, excellent
    Ms Leone Crayden was previously on AHAC, outspoken Mental Health Advocate, smart and dynamic
    Dr Austin Curtin , Long History as Surgeon VMO, well respected
    Ms Rosemary Kew, was a previous member of the AHAC, Occupational Therapist and only Allied Health Clinician, one to watch
    Dr Brian Pezzutti, former Liberal NSW MP, Surgeon, Brigadier in reserves

    CE is the same, Chris Crawford, husband to Catherine Cusack Liberal Pollie NSW, and probable aspiring Director General, watch this space


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