General Manager, Gosford and Woy Woy Hospitals (H23_4189)

NSW Ministry of Health has the role of ‘system manager’ in relation to the NSW public health system, which operates more than 220 public hospitals, as well as providing community health and other public health services, for the NSW community through a network of local health districts, specialty networks and non-government affiliated health organisations, known collectively as NSW Health.

The Ministry of Health guides the development of services and investments in the NSW public health system to ensure that the health priorities of the NSW Government are achieved for the community of NSW.

Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) provides public health services to the communities within Central Coast Council. Located between Sydney and the Hunter Valley the Central Coast is a popular coastal region attracting young families and retirees. The region is served by two acute hospitals – Gosford and Wyong. Gosford Hospital is the principal referral hospital and regional trauma centre for the Central Coast while Wyong Hospital is a major metropolitan hospital. Woy Woy Hospital provides sub-acute care.

Due to an internal promotion, CCLHD is now recruiting for the General Manager of Gosford and Woy Woy Hospitals. The General Manager leads, directs, plans, and manages the people, physical and financial resources of Gosford Hospital and Woy Woy Hospital to ensure the effective and efficient provision of high-quality health care services in line with the CCLHD organisational objectives and the NSW Health Strategies. They lead the hospital executive team and work closely with the community, other health and community care providers, CCLHD staff, educational institutions and government agencies to develop and implement services, systems and programs which improve the health and wellbeing of the community of the Central Coast.

To be successful in the role of General Manager of Gosford and Woy Woy Hospitals candidates will need to have extensive proven experience at a senior management level in a substantial and complex organisation engaged in clinical service delivery. They will also need to demonstrate application of knowledge and expertise in health service delivery across a diverse range of care sectors, and a proven track record of enabling and implementing sustainable, transformational change through dynamic and creative leadership.

If you have demonstrated ability in creating a high-performance culture and have superior interpersonal and engagement skills across all levels of staff, stakeholders and service providers, can think strategically and identify and adopt innovative and creative solutions, including ability to work with partners for outcomes; and have proven strategic organisational oversight, financial management, business acumen and budget management expertise, then this role may be for you.

As part of an application, you will also be required to submit a response to the two target questions below:

  • In the context of the last 2 years with the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare and our community, what in your opinion are the three biggest challenges for the local health district to manage and how could our acute hospital services respond and contribute to this?
  • Clinical Engagement is crucial to continuously develop and improve quality and safety of services for the people of the Central Coast. What would the General Manager’s role be in this?

The Application Process:

For a confidential discussion, please contact Principal Consultant:

Philip Best:

M:          +61 0432 173 611


Job Posted: 23rd March 23

Applications Close: Friday 21st April 2023

** Previous applicants need not apply **