Intensive care staff specialist, Dr Nhi Nguyen and cardiorespiratory and intensive care physiotherapist, Anwar Hassan from Nepean Hospital have been appointed to the newly established NSW Health System Advisory Council.
Nepean Hospital staff Anwar Hassan and Dr Nhi Nguyen have been appointed to the NSW Health System Advisory Council.
Our District is proudly home to health innovators and leaders who are shaping the future of health care for our community.
With the recent establishment of the NSW Health System Advisory Council, two staff from Nepean Hospital will now be applying their expertise towards helping drive positive change throughout the NSW public health system.
In well-deserved recognition of their work and leadership contributions, Dr Nhi Nguyen and Anwar Hassan will join frontline health professionals from across the health system to provide independent and impartial clinical advice on key priorities and functions of the health system, reporting directly to NSW Health Secretary, Susan Pearce.
The Council will be a critical part of developing new ideas for implementation in hospitals and health services statewide.
Clinical Specialist Cardiorespiratory and intensive care physiotherapist, Anwar says, "Clinician representation in the Council will bring many positive changes in the next 3-5 years and beyond. Overall, I want to see us all working in a health care system where we can provide the best human - patient and staff - experience."
Nhi, a Staff Specialist in Intensive Care Medicine, has been appointed as the Council’s Clinical Co-Chair. She says the establishment of the Council builds on the success of the COVID-19 Clinical Council and ensures the voice of clinical staff continues to guide decision-making.
“Linking frontline clinicians with NSW Health executives allowed for a coordinated response to the pandemic. This collaboration will be crucial in the next period when the Health system remains under strain.”
"I hope that the Advisory Council is the enduring connection between clinicians and system managers. I envision that it will be a forum for respectful debate that supports our clinicians to feel heard and truly valued, as indeed they are," says Nhi.
“We are all wanting to achieve the same goal to provide the best care for the community we serve all of which our families and friends are a part of.”