New member and continuity of leadership for Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board

Associate Professor, University of Queensland, Maree Toombs has joined the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board and former Queensland Health Minister Mike Horan AM continues as Chair.

Mr Horan joins two other members to be reappointed to the ten-person Board, with the Board having increased in size by one member.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Health and Ambulance Service Steven Miles welcomed Professor Toombs, saying her experience will make a valuable contribution to health services in the region.

“Professor Toombs is an excellent addition to the board, bringing a wealth of expertise,” Deputy Premier Miles said.

“I am also very pleased to announce Mr Horan’s commitment to serve another term as Chair to ensure the health services across the region will continue to improve.

Deputy Premier Miles also congratulated two members, Professor Julie Cotter and Dr Ruth Terwijn, on their reappointments to the Board. The remainder of the Board is unchanged.

He said he believed Mr Horan was very pleased to have the opportunity to lead the Board for another term.

“I believe Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service have a dedicated and passionate Board, that together with strong leadership and a diverse background, will provide an excellent and trusted health service.”

Darling Downs Hospital and Health Board, effective 18 Mary 2020:

  • Mr Michael Horan AM (Chair)
  • Dr Dennis Campbell (Deputy Chair)
  • Ms Cheryl Dalton
  • Dr Ross Hetherington
  • Ms Patricia Leddington-Hill
  • Mrs Marie Pietsch
  • Ms Megan O’Shannessy
  • Dr Ruth Terwijn
  • Professor Julie Cotter
  • Associate Professor Maree Toombs

The 16 Boards throughout Queensland are responsible under the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 for local performance of their health services and the delivery of public health services within their communities.

A complete list of all Hospital and Health Board appointments has been published in the 15 May 2020 edition of the Queensland Government Gazette.

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