St John of God Bunbury Hospital welcomes new chief

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
New St John of God Bunbury Hospital chief executive Jeffrey Williams is excited for what lies ahead.
Camera IconNew St John of God Bunbury Hospital chief executive Jeffrey Williams is excited for what lies ahead. Credit: Stuart McGuckin

Continuing to provide high-quality care and building on the St John of God Bunbury Hospital’s long history is the focus of its new chief executive Jeffrey Williams.

Mr Williams said helping the community underpinned how he would approach the role, which he started last week.

“For me, it’s about how we work to support the community and deliver good care — we are only as good as the community we work with,” he said.

“We’ve also got a really important role in terms of how we work with the public hospital. That’s all about how we can support the delivery of health care to the community as it becomes an increasingly expensive commodity.”

Mr Williams has worked in both the public and private health sectors. He said he felt his background in nursing set him up well to be a leader.

“One of the important things about being a leader in health care is being able to understand how it is delivered,” he said.

“Having that background gives me an insight into what good, safe, quality care is.

“If we deliver a good, high-quality care experience then everything else flows from that.”

Having grown up in Wagin, Mr Williams regularly travelled to Bunbury and Binningup for holidays.

“Bunbury has always been a place I’ve come to,” he said.

“It has really changed since I was coming here with my family; the CBD is vibrant and I don’t think there is part of Bunbury that is not nice.

“It’s grown in a really good way – there are plenty of services and we are one of only two places in regional WA that has a private hospital.”

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