Chapter Chairs

Day Hospitals Australia has established State or Territory Chapters in NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA and ACT and members are invited to regular meetings to discuss local activities, challenges and events. Click here for information about our Chapter Meetings.

Scroll down to view the Profiles of our Chapter Chairs or click on the name below.

Peter Bailey

VIC Chapter Chair

Peter Bailey is the CEO of Wyndham Clinic Private Hospital and COO of Wyndham Health Services.

Wyndham Clinic Private Hospital is the first comprehensive Day Surgery and mental health service in Melbourne’s West located Werribee, the modern purpose-built facility includes dedicated inpatient units for adult mental health, drug and alcohol treatment and youth mental health. It also have two state of the art Day Surgery theatres, with surgeons from a wide range of Specialties providing surgical care. Wyndham Health Services (WHS) is the largest provider of private health services in Australia’s fastest growth region, Wyndham. WHS is made up of three distinct Businesses streams including Wyndham Clinic Private Hospital, Wyndham Private Specialist Consulting Suites and WP General Practice, trading as Hoppers Lane General Practice & the Women’s Health Hub.

Peter has over 13 years experience in health industry management, he has experience in health care design, quality and system improvement, accreditation, incident investigation, and the development of responses and action plans. Past experience has provided experience in conducting reviews of administration, financial and clinical data, sentinel events and critical incidents. In addition, Peter has worked with external agencies and within commonwealth advisory committees. Past experience has allowed Peter to develop an analytical mindset, with the ability to review different points of view, manage internal and external stakeholders and develop high level communication skills

Peter Bailey was initially seconded to the position of VIC Chapter Chairperson on 4 November 2019, and was appointed for a full term as Chair at the AGM on 20 October 2020.

Bronwyn Grant

WA Chapter Chair

Bronwyn has over 20 years’ experience in both Senior and Executive Roles in all aspects of Health Care, and formal qualifications of a Bachelor of Administration, Business and MBD Degree.

She has extensive experience on a broad cross section of projects, companies and board experience and offer various business and acumen skills.

Strongly believing that mentoring is one of the key aspects as a key leader ensuring that professional growth and development is continuous and viable.

Bronwyn believes Day Surgeries play a key role in health care as they provide a high-quality personalised care in a professional and comforting environment.

In Bronwyn’s spare time she can be found reading, boating, keeping fit and cooking, a passion which in 1995 led to her founding the Women, Wine and Wisdom group, which neatly combines cooking classes and wine tasting with investment opportunities for women.

Bronwyn was appointed as the WA Chapter Chair at the October 2021 AGM.

Dr David Harris

Interim QLD Chapter Chair  / QLD Member Director 

David Harris is the CEO of Robina Procedure Centre on the Gold Coast in QLD and is the QLD Member Director on the Day Hospitals Australia Board of Directors.

David is a doctor with a diverse background in ophthalmology, anaesthesia, general practice, acute trauma and sports medicine.

Hospital administration and programming are now a full time commitment. David is a self-taught computer programmer and has personally written the software that runs the hospital.

Previously David ran a practice in a French ski resort for 10 years.

David is the Interim QLD Chapter Chair until the next AGM in October 2022.

Carina Mathiasen

Interim SA Chapter Chair

Carina is the Director of Clinical Services of Vista Day Surgery.

With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, the majority in senior or executive roles, Carina was appointed to implement strategic development and commissioning of the purpose-built stand-alone day hospital in 2013.

Combining core values of accountability, resourcefulness, loyalty and mindfulness with a strong bias to action, Carina is passionate about engaging all aspects of the organisation, its people and external stakeholders to drive change. She believes that the ‘hands-on’ approach underpins the ability to understand what energies are the driving factors behind successful outcomes.

Carina believes Day Hospitals are pivotal in providing high-quality care to patients in a supportive specialised environment.

Carina enjoys spending time with family and camping as a perfect way to relax and recharge outside of work

Dr John Napoli

NSW Chapter Chair

John is a Gastroenterologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the University of Sydney. John works both in the public and private sectors of medicine.

John has been the Governing Director and owner of Pennant Hills Day Surgery in NSW since 2006. He has been a committee member of the Day Hospitals Australia since 2006 and is currently the Chairman of our NSW Chapter. John has a keen interest in advocating the growth and advancement of day surgeries throughout Australia.

In May 2015, John was nominated by Day Hospitals Australia as one of the Australian representatives on the International Association of Ambulatory Surgery (IAAS) General Assembly. John is one of 3 Australian representatives on the IAAS General Assembly along with Jane Griffiths (CEO of Day Hospitals Australia) and a member from ADSNA.

Cheryl Taylor

ACT Chapter Chair

Cheryl Taylor is the CEO of The Canberra Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Clinic. The CAPS Clinic is an award winning, multifaceted unit incorporating a boutique, licensed and accredited long stay hospital. The CAPS Clinic was one of Australia’s first accredited facilities performing Local anaesthetics only and has grown over the years to opening Sole’vita Surgery in 2011.

Cheryl has in-depth knowledge of what it takes to own and run a hospital and understands the complexities of the legislative and health fund challenges we are all very familiar with. She is passionate about patient care and delivering excellence in the health care space.

Cheryl was been the ACT Chapter Chair for Day Hospitals Australia since March 2016.

External Committee Representation

Day Hospitals Australia actively represents its members through industry committees and task forces, impacting and influencing the direction of key activities within the sector. Day Hospitals Australia currently has representation on numerous external committees, details of these can be seen here.

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