THE opportunity to support health services in the Far North has arisen with two positions available on the Far North Queensland Hospital Foundation board.
Board chairman Dr Ken Chapman said the Foundation’s recent 20th birthday celebrations highlighted many achievements, including $14 million worth of equipment, education and training grants provided to improve health outcomes in the region.
“We’ve had a couple of vacancies come up on the Foundation’s board and it’s always sad to see these colleagues move on but it’s also an opportunity to obtain some fresh ideas and direction,” Dr Chapman said.
“The people we’re seeking are civic leaders in our community, who are passionate about health services and have something special to offer,” Dr Chapman said.
“We are particularly looking for leaders in the field of retail, commercial, legal and medical research,” he said.
The Foundation supports the geographical area from Cardwell to the Torres Strait and west to Croydon, including nine hospitals, two multi-purpose health services, 53 primary health centres and a population of about 270,000 people.
Foundation board positions are voluntary and members meet bi-monthly.
Applications via Expression of Interest can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday, April 29, 2017.