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Alumni Catch Up: Fiona Wake

Fiona Wake was the Clinical Manager at Aspen Medical subsidiary Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) from 2009 until 2015.

RAHC was established in 2008 and is funded by the Australian Government Department of Health under The Indigenous Australians’ Health Programme: Stronger Futures Northern Territory to “address persistent challenges to accessing primary healthcare services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait people in the Northern Territory”.

Fiona finished with RAHC in October 2015 to take up a position at the NT Department of Health as s Safety, Quality & Accreditation Manager for Primary Health Care (PHC) Top End Health Service (TEHS) in the Northern Territory. Fiona’s role is to lead the clinical safety, quality and accreditation program across this service and includes leading the implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards and Accreditation for PHC across the three TEHS regions of Darwin, Katherine and East Arnhem.

“Though based in Darwin I am frequently travelling as the TEHS PHC includes 22 remote health centres operating in the Darwin Region, seven in East Arnhem region and three in the Katherine region as well as urban centres in Darwin and Palmerston, Katherine, Nhulunbuy, adult and juvenile Correctional services, and the Darwin City and Katherine Police Watch Houses, ” said Fiona.

Outside of her role in the NT Fiona is Deputy Chair of the CRANAplus Board and also sits on the advisory committee for NT PHN Top End Clinical Council. Fiona also keeps herself busy with her interest in music and performs regularly as soloist with Darwin Chorale, Arafura Wind Ensemble and the Darwin Army Band.

“It was great to catch up with some of the Aspen Medical  and RAHC team at the recent launch of the MJD eLearning module in Darwin– I was very proud of the team and their achievement! I miss everyone very much and having an Alumni program is a great way of staying in touch with a company I have really enjoyed working for,” she said.