Queensland Health searching for new director general
“As you understand, John Wakefield, present Deputy Director-Common, Scientific Excellence Queensland, shall be Appearing Director-Common from tomorrow,” he wrote.
“I want John all the most effective for the approaching interval as he leads Queensland Well being by means of this transition.”
Mr Walsh joined the general public well being organisation in 2015, overseeing the work achieved by the state’s Hospital and Well being Companies, and oversaw a number of main initiatives.
He beforehand labored as chief govt for eHealth NSW, and had held different senior roles in Queensland Well being and the Queensland Division of Infrastracture and Planning.
Shortly earlier than asserting his retirement in June, Mr Walsh got here below strain after a leaked audio recording of him was printed by ABC Information admitting one of many division’s key IT reforms, the built-in digital medical file, was “not good”.
Mr Walsh wrote a letter that the Well being Minister tabled in parliament, emphasising his help for the ieMR and the general digital hospital program.
Queensland Well being started the seek for his substitute when Mr Walsh introduced his retirement.