Dr David (Russ) Russell-Weisz is the Director General of Western Australia’s Department of Health, a position he has held since August 2015.
After moving to Australia in 1993, Dr Russell-Weisz joined the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Broken Hill, and then moved to Western Australia, where, as a procedural General Practitioner and then Director of Medical Services, he served communities in regional and remote parts of Western Australia.
Later, as Chief Executive of the North Metropolitan Health Service, he led the billion dollar redevelopment of the QEII Medical Centre while also overseeing the operations of three tertiary and three outer-metropolitan hospitals. Dr Russell-Weisz also led the commissioning of the State’s flagship $2 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital, which opened its doors to its first patients in late 2014.
As Director General, Dr Russell-Weisz has steered the public health system through a period of significant reform, which included the commissioning and opening of the Perth Children’s Hospital. Along with the WA Health Executive team, Dr Russell-Weisz is now responsible for delivering on the State Government’s Sustainable Health Review.
Dr Russell-Weisz continues to work with the Chief Health Officer and key stakeholders to quickly and effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the best possible continuity of safe and effective health care for the Western Australian community.
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