Rochester and Elmore District Health Service’s chief executive Matt Sharp has accepted a position at Eastern Health which has seven hospitals in Melbourne.ELAINE COONEY March 11, 2014 11:55am
Rochester and Elmore District Health Service chief executive Matt Sharp is moving on to a new role in Melbourne.
After three years as Rochester and Elmore District Health Service’s chief executive Matt Sharp is taking a career leap to Eastern Health.
He will be the executive director of continuing care, ambulatory, mental health and statewide services in Melbourne.
Mr Sharp said he had ‘‘mixed feelings’’ about leaving Rochester.
‘‘I will miss the board as I believe the current board to be one of the most skilled and experienced groups of people to be overall responsible for REDHS,’’ he said.
‘‘I will also miss all of the staff and the contact with these people as well.
‘‘I believe there is a very competent and experienced group of people in the executive and senior management team that will continue the development of REDHS in the future.’’
The main focus of the chief executive is to implement the strategic plan set by the board.
Mr Sharp said some of his skills were transferable, but he would learn much more, which excited him.
He was most proud of REDHS gaining the title of Rural Health Service of the Year in 2013.
‘‘This was the culmination of a number of years of hard work from the board, all staff, our volunteers and the community,’’ he said.
‘‘I expected it would mean a great deal to the board, staff and volunteers but I have been pleasantly surprised at how much the award has meant to the community.’’
He said the growth of the hospital’s services in a tight financial environment was pleasing.
Mr Sharp said he also faced some difficulties throughout his tenure.
‘‘The difficult decisions that affect people’s lives, such as the restructure of our aged care services which had a major impact on some staff who had worked for REDHS for many years.
He hoped REDHS would continue to focus on providing great care and services.
‘‘I also hope there is continued service growth to meet community needs,’’ he said.
‘‘I also look forward to REDHS continuing to build a relationship with the community in big and little ways.’’
Mr Sharp said he was eager to work with a large executive team in a metropolitan health service and Eastern Health had a terrific reputation and commitment to great health and wellbeing for the communities it provided services to.
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