Chief medical Officer Letter

Chief Medical Officer writes to aged care providers about coronavirus

Dear colleagues, I am writing to update you on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to outline the Commonwealth’s current and future support for the central role you are playing in our national response. I thank you for your efforts so far and encourage you to maintain your vigilance in assisting to prevent further transmission of this disease. To protect all Australians from the COVID-19, including vulnerable groups such as the elderly, the Australian Government has announced a comprehensive $2.4...
Professor Brendan Murphy

Professor Brendan Murphy

Professor Brendan Murphy is the Chief Medical Officer for the Australian Government and is the principal medical adviser to the Minister and Health. He also holds direct responsibility for Health’s Office of Health Protection and the Health Workforce Division. In addition to the many committees he chairs, co-chairs and participates in, he is the Australian Member on the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Governing Committee and represents Australia at the World Health Assembly. Prior to his appointment Brendan was the Chief Executive Officer of Austin Health in Victoria. Professor Murphy is: a Professorial Associate with the title of Professor at the University of Melbourne an Adjunct Professor at Monash University a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He was formerly CMO and director of Nephrology at St Vincent’s Health, and sat on the Boards of Health Workforce Australia, the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute and the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He is also a former president of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

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