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Study tour of executives and clinicians from Thailand, 17 Jun 2019

The College was delighted to be asked by Associate Professor Dr Phudit Tejativaddhana, Director, ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University Thailand to organise a study tour for over 30 clinicians and executives from Thailand as requested and supported by the Thailand Ministry of Health. ACHSM NSW Branch President, Paul Preobrajensky kindly took time to join the group during their study tour that started in Sydney on June 17th and spent time in Newcastle and visiting Muswellbrook on their way through to Tamworth for a day.

Special thanks to :


  • University of New England and University of Newcastle for providing lecture rooms
  • Lynelle Hales, CEO, Sydney North Health Network
  • Karen KellyExecutive Director, Greater Metropolitan Health Services, Hunter New England Health
  • John Hunter Hospital – the tour of the hospital was a highlight and a big thanks to Maddy Walters and Rachel Sales from HNEH who were so helpful in organising this tour
  • Leonie Garvey, Aboriginal Health Coordinator, Aboriginal Health Unit – Greater Newcastle Cluster
  • Richard Nankervis, CEO, Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (and special mention to Kerrie Mulyk from HNECCPHN who was so helpful)
  • Dr Milton Sales at Brunker Road General Practice, Newcastle
  • Keith Drinkwater, Acting CEO, Hunter Primary Care
  • Dave Karlson, General Manager and Emer O’Callaghan, Senior Manager, Workforce, Rural Doctors Research Network
  • Wendy Hordern, Kim Glashoff and Sharon Eriksson at Muswellbrook Hospital
  • Professor Jenny May and Dr Leanne Brown, University of Newcastle – thanks too, to Jenny for organising the tour of Peel Health Care
  • Yvonne Patricks, General Manager Tamworth Hospital
  • Adjunct Associate Professor David Briggs, former President of ACHSM, long term editor of our Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management and Chair, new England Medicare Local

Everyone was so generous with their help in organising lectures and tours and supporting this study tour. Our health leader colleagues in Thailand were most appreciative as is the College.



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