Silvia has always had an interest in working in the healthcare industry. After years of working as a dentist, her desire to promote change and improvements on a population scale motivated her to pursue a career in consulting. She has gained experience working with Government and Non-Government Organisations, to improve the standards of practice for healthcare professions and accessibility to healthcare services.
What would you describe as your area of expertise?
Collaborating with a diverse range of people, including consumers and clinicians, to successfully achieve realistic and sustainable goals. My experiences as a healthcare professional and working on a myriad of projects has aided me in tailoring approaches and solutions, for different individuals and organisations.
Which projects are you most proud of (and why)?
Overseeing and coordinating a number of different grant initiatives to improve the reach and usability of healthcare resources and services to populations that are socially disadvantaged.
What are you currently working on?
Currently my time is predominantly devoted to the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Acute Flow Improvement Program. As the Project Lead for the Inpatient Ward workstream, I have had the privilege of collaborating with some amazing medical and non-medical members of staff at Nepean Hospital to improve the patient experience and overall condition for those who are managed in some of the key inpatient wards.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
Knowing that the work that I do could, in some part, be responsible for improving the provision of healthcare, and thus the health and wellbeing of individuals.