Peter Faulkner is the new Chief Executive Officer at Bendigo Health Care Group

Peter Faulkner is the new Chief Executive Officer at Bendigo Health Care Group. Prior to his appointment to the full time position, Peter was fulfilling the role of Acting Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Bendigo Hospital Project. Within this role Peter managed implementation of recommendations from the IBAC Operation Liverpool report. Peter worked to develop and progressively implement a strong anti-fraud and corruption framework whilst also stabilising the internal culture of the organisation. Previous to acting as CEO, Peter was the Chief Nursing and Midwifery Officer and the Executive Director of the Bendigo Hospital Project at Bendigo Health where he led the Bendigo Hospital Project for Bendigo Health.  Peter was responsible for overall delivery, commissioning and service commencement including relocation of the services and patients from the existing hospital to the new $640 million hospital.  Prior to this, Peter was the Executive Director of Nursing and Surgical Services where he successfully managed an extensive annual budget, 420 FTE staff and over 1500 nursing and midwifery staff. Within this role Peter also developed and enacted strategies that resulted in substantial improvement in elective surgery waiting list length and performance. Peter brings international experience to the role having worked in the United Arab Emirates as Chief Operating Officer at the University Hospital Sharjah and as an Independent Consultant in Dubai reviewing the services and capital assets of the Dubai Office of Health and Medical Services (DOHMS).