TAMWORTH hospital is looking for a new boss after Hunter New England Health confirmed general manager Catharine Death would be leaving her post next week.
Ms Death took the reins in the Peel sector, taking in Tamworth, Gunnedah, Quirindi, Manilla and Walcha hospitals, in December 2015 when she replaced Brad Hansen in the role.
At the start of next week, she will replace retiring Tablelands sector GM Wendy Mulligan, who kept an eye over hospitals between Armidale, Uralla, Glen Innes and Inverell for the last 25 years.
Executive director of regional and rural health services Susan Heyman paid tribute to Ms Death for her work in Tamworth.
“Catharine has held the position of general manager of the Peel sector since December 2015,” Ms Heyman said.
“She has done a fantastic job during that time, overseeing many significant changes and projects including the redevelopment of the Tamworth hospital.
Ms Heyman also congratulated Ms Mulligan on her long career in the region.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Wendy Mulligan for her excellent service to Hunter New England Health over the past 30 years,” she said.
“Wendy started her career in health as a nurse, and has been on the leadership team in the Tablelands area for 25 years.”
Primary and community care manager Graeme Kershaw has been named Tamworth hospital’s acting general manager, until the position is appointed to a permanent replacement later in the year.
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