Chair of the CRANAplus Board of Directors
Fiona is the Primary Health Care (PHC) Safety & Quality Manager for Top End Health Service (TEHS) Northern Territory. Since 2015 she has led TEHS PHC towards implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) standards in preparation for accreditation. TEHS PHC includes 26 remote Primary Health Centres, Prison Health and Urban Community Health services, Hearing Health and Oral Health programs and Cancer Screening Services.
Fiona’s qualifications and experience as a Registered Nurse and manager range across acute and primary health care for close to 30 years. For 10 years she worked in primary health in the NT with both government and non-government organisations. This enabled her to develop a broad understanding of the challenges health professionals face daily in practice as well as the overall challenges of the remote clinical and cultural setting.
For 6 years, Fiona worked as NT Clinical Manager for Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC). During her tenure at RAHC, she successfully implemented the RAHC Remote Educator (RE) program to provide support to clinicians on their first placement.
Fiona was appointed to the NT PHN Advisory Council in 2015 and elected to the CRANAplus board the same year.
“The obvious commitment and passion of CRANAplus to preparing, supporting and speaking up for our rural and remote workforce has been an inspiration to me as a Board member and a nurse.”