David Russell-Weisz: pandemic policy advisor making a difference

By The Mandarin

Thursday July 2, 2020

David Russell-Weisz (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright)

TEAM COVID-19 — PANDEMIC POLICY ADVISORS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Name: Dr David Russell-Weisz

Title: Director general, WA Department of Health

Role in responding to COVIID-19

Director General, WA Department of Health

Notable previous policy experience
Dr Russell-Weisz led the commissioning of Fiona Stanley Hospital between 2012 and 2015 and steered the public health system through a period of significant reform, including the commissioning and opening of Perth Children’s Hospital, overseeing new WA Health devolved governance arrangements and establishing Health Service Boards in 2016.

Notable achievements/contributions during this crisis
As Director General of WA’s Health Department, Dr Russell-Weisz leads the State’s designated Hazard Management Agency for human infectious diseases during a State of Emergency (declared on…

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This article is supported by the Judith Neilson Institute for Journalism and Ideas.

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