BOB Cameron has been reappointed as chair of Bendigo Health – one of eight health service board leaders reprising their roles.
The former Member for Bendigo West has served as chair since July 1, 2015.
Mr Cameron was among ten health service board chairs announced this afternoon.
July 1 marks the start of his second, three-year term.
Mr Cameron said he was keen to see the job through with finishing the new Bendigo Hospital Project and the continued growth of health services for Bendigo and the Loddon Mallee community.
“Bendigo Health has worked closely with smaller hospitals in the region and developed strong relationships with them. I look forward to cementing this further,” Mr Cameron said.
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The second stage of the Bendigo Hospital Project is due for completion mid-year.
Mr Cameron said he was looking forward to the carpark opening and the helipad being operational.
The chairs of Austin Health, Dental Health Services Victoria, Eastern Health, Northern Health, the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute, Albury Wodonga Health and the Royal Women’s Hospital have also been reappointed.
The boards of Melbourne Health and Monash Health will welcome new chairs.
“These chairs each have exceptional experience and will provide fantastic leadership to their respective health services, ensuring they operate efficiently and effectively, and provide the best care to Victorians,” Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said.
Almost 70 per cent of the chairs of major Victorian hospitals are women, with eight appointed in this round alone.
“We need strong governance structures in place in our health services. We have strengthened boards to deliver safer and better care for patients,” Ms Hennessy said.