The Board of Governance of Beaufort and Skipton Health Service announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer for the Health Service. Board Chair, Rathi Dawson and Interim CEO, Peter Birkett informed staff that a new CEO was on the way after the resignation of Vicki Poxon in September.

Ms. Meryn Pease has been appointed, having been at Orbost Regional Health in Gippsland. With extensive knowledge of the needs of rural health services, Meryn also boasts many year’s experience in nursing and midwifery, across a number of states.

“We are really looking forward to Meryn’s arrival. Her passion for building excellent care and striving to help staff to feel engaged and motivated is just what we need”, Interim CEO, Mr. Birkett stated.

Board Chair, Ms. Rathi Dawson said, “This has been a long but careful process of ensuring we find the right match for this growing Health Service. I am excited for what I believe Meryn will bring, knowing just how experienced she is”, Ms. Dawson stated.

Ms. Pease is expected to start duties on the 25th February 2019 and is currently enjoying familiarising herself with the Beaufort and Skipton communities and visiting the district sites.

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