Dr Nick Coatsworth, Executive Director of Medical Services, Canberra Health Services
Dr Nick Coatsworth is a graduate of the University of Western Australia (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours) and the University of Sydney (Master of International Public Health). He is a physician at Canberra Health Services (CHS), specialising in thoracic and infectious diseases medicine.
Dr Coatsworth was one of Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officers in 2020 and continues to assist with Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as an Infectious Diseases Clinical Adviser in the Department of Health. Bringing together his skills as an infectious disease physician, a respiratory physician, a practitioner of disaster and humanitarian medicine, and high-level experience in health administration, Dr Coatsworth’s contribution has provided a voice for frontline hospital staff in the national response to the pandemic.
Closer to home, Dr Coatsworth was appointed to the Executive Director of Medical Services at CHS in October 2020, which is the professional lead role for CHS medical staff. Before that, he was the CHS Director of Infectious Disease. Dr Coatsworth has a keen interest in ensuring that the implementation of digital technology in healthcare enhances safety and quality for patients and staff alike.
Anthony Dombkins, Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer, ACT Health
Anthony Dombkins until appointed the ACT Health Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer in January 2021 was the Director Nursing and Midwifery, Northern Sydney Local Health District. Anthony Dombkins graduated as a Registered Nurse in 1987 and holds postgraduate clinical certificates in Renal and Transplantation Nursing and Intensive Care Nursing, as well as a Masters, Health Management (UNE).
Anthony Dombkins has held a variety of senior health management positions within the public and private health sectors across NSW. In June 2014, Anthony Dombkins was appointed an Adjunct Professor – Nursing with the University of Sydney and the Australian Catholic University. Anthony Dombkins was a member of the Clinical Excellence Commission Advisory Board and a Board Director for Stewart House.
Jennifer Azurin, Director of Physiotherapy, Calvary and Principal Trainer, Digital Health Record
Jennifer Azurin has worked in clinical, administrative, management and leadership roles for over 16 years across ACT Health. For the past 10 years, she has worked at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce as the Director of Physiotherapy. She was appointed to represent Calvary and Allied Health on the Tender Evaluation Team for the Digital Health Record program. Jennifer was subsequently seconded to a Principal Trainer position on the Digital Health Record team and looks forward to improving efficiencies to ease the daily challenges experienced by staff across our public health facilities.
Dean Hewson, Vice-President, Health Care Consumers’ Association
Dean Hewson is a health consumer and passionate advocate for designing more digitally enabled health systems with people at their heart. He is currently Vice President of the Healthcare Consumers’ ACT (HCCA) Executive Committee and is a Consumer Representative on ACT Health’s Digital Patient Flow Program Board. He has previously worked as the Digital Health Adviser at the Consumers Health Forum of Australia and has professional experience across policy, design, management and communications.