Appointment of Clinical Risk Manager, Closing the Health Gap

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

In March, long-time Eastern Health employee, Kate Locastro, will begin her new role as Clinical Risk Manager, Closing the Health Gap with the Quality, Planning and Innovation Directorate.

Since 2010, Kate has held various roles at Eastern Health, all centred around partnership and innovation, including providing leadership to two new services – Maroondah PARC and the Mental Health Social and Emotional Wellbeing team.

Kate sees this new role as a logical step.

“I am looking forward to developing and strengthening partnerships with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and relevant Aboriginal community controlled organisations,” Kate said.  “The aims of this role can only be achieved by working in respectful and meaningful partnership with the Aboriginal community.

“I am also looking forward to contributing to the development of strategies and processes that assist all staff at Eastern Health to deliver high quality, culturally safe and equitable healthcare for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.”

 

Kate is also a registered nurse who has been a passionate advocate for the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people for many years.

Kate will commence in her new role on the 1st March 2021.  She will be working closely with Michelle Winters, Eastern Health’s Aboriginal Cultural Advisor, to lead the work to enhance the delivery of care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people across our community. 

Both Kate and Michelle’s new role will also work very closely with Shannon Wight as the Executive Sponsor and Chair of the Closing the Health Gap Steering Committee.