Gippsland Primary Health Network’s Executive Manager Operations, Angela Jacob, has been awarded a Fellowship from the Australasian College of Health Service Management in a ceremony in Perth.
Angela received her Fellowship in 2020 however because of COVID-19 restrictions, was unable to be presented with it in person until the Asia-Pacific Health Leadership Congress 2022 in Perth from 21-23 September. has 30 years’ experience in healthcare, initially as a physiotherapist with an interest in women’s health and later as general manager at Latrobe Regional Hospital. Her qu The Congress featured an “interesting, informative and, at times inspiring’’ list of guest speakers, according to Angela, ranging from Australia’s Chief Health Officer, Professor Paul Kelly to former Australian basketballer, Luc Longley.
“A recurrent theme was the challenge of workforce recruitment and retention in the context of healthcare megatrends,” she said. “There were some insightful panels including four women health CEOs discussing women and leadership. This panel included Learne Durrington, CEO of WA Primary Health Alliance (WAPHA), one of the 31 PHNs nationally.
“A fascinating international panel, which touched on the future of primary care from a global perspective, was masterfully facilitated by well-known broadcaster Dr Norman Swan. Delegates were also enthralled by an entertaining demographer, Simon Kuestenmacher, who explained the current and projected skills shortages from a world population data perspective through a generational lens.”