Regional and remote nurse executive lands NT Health top gig

A former WA Health chief nurse and deputy CEO of the UK's Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust has been appointed as the new CEO of the Northern Territory Department of Health.

Catherine Stoddart, who started her career as a nurse in WA, has previously held the roles of chief nurse and midwifery officer at the WA Department of Health, regional director of health for the Kimberley region and executive director of nursing at the WA Country Health Service.

She has an MBA, MSc and BSc in nursing and was named as the 2011 Telstra WA Business Woman of the Year, in part for her work in encouraging Aboriginal people to join the profession.

She takes over from Janet Anderson, who has been acting CEO of the Department of Health since the newly elected NT government restructured the public service in September, spilling a number of executive positions including then NT Health CEO Len Notaras.

Ms Anderson will return to her role as deputy CEO of the Department of Health.

NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner said the experience and skills Ms Stoddart has developed serving in executive roles in regional and remote parts of WA will be transferable to the Northern Territory and align with the government’s priority to create better health outcomes in the bush.

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Tags: NT Health

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