Board Bulletin August 2019

Board welcomes newly appointed Board Director and Chief Executive Officer

The Board welcomed Dr Jenny Davis, newly appointed Board Director. Dr Davis is a Registered Nurse, Registered Midwife, Health Information Manager and has a Master of Midwifery. Dr Davis brings significant experience in clinical governance and strategic leadership to the Board.

Ms Bernadette Wardle commenced her role as CEO on 5 August 2019. Ms Wardle joins YDHS following a 37-year career in public health. A registered nurse by profession, Ms Wardle has held a variety of clinical and managerial positions at Goulburn Valley Health and Kyabram District Health Service.

Saving on Energy

A verbal report was given to the Board on the Energy Project, noting in particular that the solar panels are delivering significant savings and reductions in emissions.

A new substation is being installed by AusNET. Due to the current grid size, feedback is limited to 45%-50%; the new substation will allow YDHS to feed all solar energy back into the grid. The supply upgrade will benefit YDHS and the whole town of Yarram.