The Future of Healthcare

Join us to discover St Vincent’s Health Australia’s vision to transform Australia’s health system.

Thu 23rd Mar 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am
State Library of Victoria, Isabella Fraser Room

Like the energy sector, healthcare is at a cross-roads. Both systems are ‘stuck’. And, both are facing significant change and disruption in the years ahead.

At St Vincent’s Health Australia, a new roadmap for healthcare is being written, designed to drive health equity outcomes, support marginalised members of our community and embrace new technologies, new methods of delivery and new ways of working.

You don’t want to miss this lively debate with Chris Blake, Group CEO of St Vincent’s Health Australia and renowned medical investigative journalist and broadcaster, Dr Norman Swan, as they unpack the challenges and reveal Chris’s vision to super-charge the future of healthcare.

Meet our speakers:

Chris Blake - Group CEO of St Vincent's Health Australia
Chris brings 30 years of leadership experience to SVHA’s Group CEO position, having guided some of Australia’s largest organisations through periods of major change. Following a consulting career as a Partner at PwC, Chris developed and led one of the country’s largest cultural transformation programs at Australia Post and has also driven transformational change in leadership roles in financial services, including with the NAB and Latitude Financial Services. Chris has a long connection with healthcare. He is a Board Member of the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Australian Epilepsy Project (AEP), and was previously Chair of the Brain Research Institute.
Dr Norman Swan
Norman is trained in paediatrics, Norman was one of the first medically qualified journalists in Australia, with an international broadcast career spanning more than 30 years.  He currently hosts The Health Report on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National. He is also a guest reporter on Four Corners; appears regularly on The Drum and occasional host of Radio National Breakfast.


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