Fiona Stanley Hospital chief executive David Russell-Weisz has been appointed director general of the Western Australian Department of Health.
“The process of permanently filling this critically important position has taken some time, but we are fortunate to have been able to select Dr Russell-Weisz from a strong field,” Mr Barnett said.
“As well as Fiona Stanley, we have new hospitals in Albany, Bussleton and Kalgoorlie-Boulder and will soon open hospitals at Midland and Karratha as well as the Perth Children’s Hospital,” he said.
Dr Hames also said there would be changes to the governance structures of the health system.
Dr Russell-Weisz’s salary is expected to be about $600,000 per annum.