New Senior Manager Appointed for Wimmera Grampians Region  

Media Release

28 November 2019 

Western Victoria Primary Health Network (PHN) CEO, Dr Leanne Beagley, is pleased to formally announce Clair McDonald as the newly appointed Senior Manager for Wimmera Grampians. She has taken over from Laura Martin who has moved into an aligned senior role in the PHN.

On behalf of Commonwealth government, the PHN provides support for general practice providers across western Victoria, commissions new services to meet health care gaps and works to integrate services across the health ecosystem.

Clair grew up in Horsham and worked as a registered nurse at Wimmera Health Care Group for seven years before commencing at the PHN to provide support and advice to GPs and other primary care providers.

Photo: New Western Victoria PHN Senior Manager – Wimmera Grampians, Clair McDonald. 

“She has been an important part of our team for almost four years and will now lead the Wimmera team based in our Horsham regional office,” Dr Beagley said.

“Clair has worked for years in the rural setting and understands the challenges of both accessing and delivering primary care in such settings. She has committed herself to developing her leadership capability.”

Ms McDonald said she is passionate about the voice of our rural and remote communities.

“I’m also passionate about how we can support services and systems to work together in delivering the right care at the right place at the right time, enabling better health outcomes for our community,” she said.


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