Healthy North Coast would like to introduce Luke Elias, our new Director of Operations & Engagement for Northern NSW.
Luke commenced his health career in 2001 as a physiotherapist. He has worked extensively in clinical capacity, health management and administration roles in both the public and private sector over the past two decades. He has held senior management and operational positions within the NSW public health system and is dedicated to working collaboratively with patients, carers, clinicians and administrators. His clinical area of practice is musculoskeletal physiotherapy.
Luke is passionate about provision of best practice programs and models of care to improve health outcomes and experiences, doing so with a strong understanding of efficient resource use and the design requirements critical to large scale health service redesign and transformation. He has a particular interest in timely access to appropriate health care, chronic and complex disease management and improving health system literacy.
“Everyone is striving to make a difference in the communities they live and work in,” Luke said.
“I have been so impressed with the passion, care and commitment of Healthy North Coast’s staff. I am keen to add to the work being done and excited about the great programs and initiatives we have planned for 2021 and beyond.”
Healthy North Coast’s Operations and Engagement Team provides frontline relationship management with stakeholders, including primary health care, social services, Local Health Districts, councils and communities. The team is also responsible for operationalising a broad range of programs and projects in primary care, integrated care and local communities.