Our structure

We're an independent statutory body governed by a board. Our board has 8 non-executive members. The Governor in Council and the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services appoint our board members. The Minister is also responsible for Queensland Health who:

  • monitors our performance through Service Agreements
  • provides funding for public health services in the Wide Bay area.

You can learn more about how we work with Queensland Health on their website.

We provide hospital and health services to over 219,000 people in the Wide Bay area through 3 divisions.

  • Our professional division manages our nursing, midwifery, medical and allied health services.
  • Our clinical service division manages our mental health, specialist, acute hospital and community services.
  • Our support division manages our governance processes, staff, finance management and operations including security, cleaning and catering.

Executive leadership structure

Our executive team has 8 executive directors who oversee our divisions and services. The executive team is led by our Chief Executive.

Chief Executive

Debbie Carroll is our Chief Executive and is responsible for:

  • our overall strategy
  • financial performance
  • hospital and health service performance
  • executive leadership
  • governance.

Professional division

Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery Services

Fiona Sewell is our Executive Director responsible for:

  • professional standards, qualifications and education for nurses and midwives
  • nursing and midwifery recruitment and workforce planning
  • practice guidance and clinical governance
  • patient and nursing research and operations.

Executive Director Medical Services

Dr Scott Kitchener is our Executive Director responsible for:

  • professional standards, qualifications and education for doctors
  • junior doctor management
  • medical administration
  • medical professional recruitment and workforce planning
  • practice guidance and clinical governance.

Executive Director Allied Health

Stephen Bell is our Executive Director responsible for:

  • professional standards, qualifications and education for allied health care staff
  • recruitment and workforce planning
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander healthcare
  • practice guidance and clinical governance
  • research.

Clinical service division

Executive Director Mental Health and Specialised Services

Robyn Bradley is our Executive Director responsible for:

  • mental health inpatient and community care units
  • alcohol and drug services
  • youth and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental healthcare
  • forensic mental health and court liaison services
  • mental health services at Maryborough Correctional Centre
  • quality and risk management
  • service development and performance.

Chief Operating Officer

Ben Ross-Edwards is our Chief Operating Officer responsible for:

  • inpatient services including general medical, cancer and chronic disease care
  • emergency and critical care
  • surgery services
  • medical imaging, pathology and pharmacy services
  • family and community services including oral health and BreastScreen
  • rural hospital management
  • operations and administration support.

Support division

Executive Director Human Resources

Luci Caswell is our Executive Director responsible for:

  • staff and employee management and recruitment
  • legal services
  • health and safety at work.

Executive Director Finance and Performance

Martin Clifford is our Executive Director responsible for:

  • finance management and corporate accounting
  • finance strategy and performance
  • information technology services.

Executive Director Governance

Robyn Scanlan is our Executive Director responsible for:

  • supporting the board and executive services
  • risk management and compliance
  • clinical governance and quality assurance
  • consumer feedback, media and communications.

Read our organisational structure chart [PDF 633.3 KB] to learn more about our executive director responsibilities and how we work together.

Last updated: September 2023