SOURCE: Business Review Australia

Business Review Australia

April 05, 2012 13:47 ET

Wide Bay Health Services District Improves Patient Care, in Business Review Australia

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) - In a report in Business Review Australia, Ken Whelan of Wide Bay Health Services explains how the restructuring of the district's leadership has created a stronger more engaged medical community dedicated to health of patients.

The Wide Bay Health Services District's biggest strength is its people, who combine the best of administrative and clinical expertise to provide an efficient flow of safe and high quality healthcare for the patients who come through their doors. Wide Bay Health Services District is a Queensland public health district that was formed at the end of 2010 through the amalgamation of several smaller health districts. During the past twelve months, this merging of several different regions, work cultures, and specialties has created a unique and positive leadership structure and collaborative culture. This leadership and culture has become a guidepost that stays constant through the regular changes in the public health landscape.

"We try to demonstrate true leadership by keeping managers accountable to 'walk the talk' of teamwork and communication. We do this because we recognize that our position is to support the clinical staff so they can provide the best care for patients and to maintain efficient health care facilities," explains Ken Whelan, CEO of Wide Bay Health Services District, and (Wide Bay HSD).

This foundation of leadership will come in handy as the district goes through another major change due to the Queensland government's decentralisation of the Queensland Health system. From July first this year, the Wide Bay HDS district will report to a local board who will take ownership and governance of the local health service .This restructure at a governance level serves as an opportunity for the district to receive insight and support for its initiatives of redesigning the clinical practices to improve the patient journey and incorporate more medical technology to improve patient care.

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About Wide Bay Health Services District
The Wide Bay Health Services District was created in 2010 through an amalgamation of districts and is located in the "Sunshine Coast" area of Queensland. The health district covers 37,000 square kilometers and serves 220,000 residents. It has six hospitals and six health centres.

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