SMHS Board Member Adjunct Associate Professor Kim Gibson

South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member Adjunct Associate Professor Kim Gibson
South Metropolitan Health Service Board Member Adjunct Associate Professor Kim Gibson

Encouraging original thinking, breaking down boundaries and barriers and supporting innovative practice is the focus of SMHS Board Member Kim Gibson. 

“It will be important to take advantage of a smaller SMHS where a rebalancing of care delivery across our hospitals can be effective in sharing the load and improving access for our patients. Building a positive culture across all our teams will be critical to SMHS success,” Kim said. 

Throughout her career Kim has been fortunate to contribute to high quality health care for West Australians as a physiotherapy clinician; educator in health professional regulation; and as a manager of clinical services. Serving on the SMHS Board is an opportunity to contribute at a different level and always with a focus on delivery of the best care for our patients.

“As a leader on the Clinical Senate of WA for the last decade, I was given an opportunity to understand a broad range of key issues and challenges in health and to appreciate how both clinician and consumer engagement can drive health reform with a strong emphasis on quality and safety,” Kim said.

“I am looking forward to the Board and Executive working together to provide good governance and responsive decision-making closer to care delivery.  It has already been a pleasure and a privilege to tour SMHS sites, meeting many staff members and getting re-acquainted with the facilities during our orientation and induction.”

Kim is a Curtin graduate and Adjunct Associate Professor with the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science. She also holds a Master of Public Sector Leadership.

A member of the Physiotherapy Board of Australia, she served for three years as Deputy Chair of the NMHS Governing Council and Chair of its Clinical Engagement, and Safety and Quality sub-committees. Kim is passionate about health service improvement through clinician engagement.

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