Farewell to Leisa Rathborne, General Manager, St George Hospital
St George Hospital is bidding farewell to Leisa Rathborne, General Manager at the hospital, who is taking up a new role as Executive Director (Metro) Region, Health Infrastructure.
Ms Rathborne commenced her career in health as a physiotherapist at South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) in 1992. From 1992 to 2013 she worked at SWSLHD in a number of positions including: Physiotherapy Service Manager, Fairfield Hospital from 1996 to 1999, Director, Corporate Services, Bankstown Hospital from 2002 to 2008, Director Corporate and Finance, Bankstown Hospital from 2008 to 2010, General Manager, Fairfield Hospital from 2010 to 2011 and General Manager, Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals from 2011 to 2013.
Ms Rathborne came to South Eastern Sydney Local Health District in 2013 when she was appointed Director Operations, Royal Hospital for Women before commencing in the role of General Manager, St George Hospital in 2015.
Tobi Wilson, Chief Executive said he would like to personally thank Ms Rathborne for her support over the past few months as the organisation has been through significant changes.
“Ms Rathborne has been a transformational leader who has managed the delivery of quality health services to the local and wider community. St George Hospital has been fortunate to have her leading through the significant redevelopment and commissioning of new services, ensuring quality patient care has always been the priority,” Mr Wilson said.
“I am sure you will join me in congratulating Ms Rathborne on her new position, her outstanding leadership skills and knowledge of major redevelopment projects will be a great asset to Health Infrastructure and she will make a wonderful contribution in her new role.”
Ms Rathborne has successfully led St George Hospital through a major $277-million redevelopment project which has culminated in the new Acute Services Building including a new intensive care and high dependency unit, a cardiac catheterisation unit, 128 inpatient beds, a sterilising services department, an atrium linking to the Emergency Department, Tower Ward Block and the Clinical Services Building, eight additional digital and interventional operating theatres, a new helipad and the expansion of the multi-deck carpark.
On her resignation Ms Rathborne thanked the staff at St George Hospital: “It has been a privilege to lead this amazing hospital for the past five years. What I believe is great about St George is the commitment our staff have to our patients and providing the best care possible to them as well as the willingness to always try to improve the care we deliver. I will miss being here,” Ms Rathborne said.
“At Health Infrastructure I will be responsible for the redevelopments in four local health districts including South Eastern Sydney Local Health District so will still be involved in overseeing the completion of the Birthing Unit and theatre refurbishment at St George Hospital and therefore still be around at times.”