Strephon Billinghurst joined Hawkesbury District Health Service at the time of Hawkesbury District Health Service’s transfer to St John of God Health Care in November 2015. Having previously worked as the Chief Executive Officer at the specialist private psychiatrist facility, St John of God Richmond Hospital, Strephon led the Hospital Management Team and more than 600 caregivers through successive changes involving the facility’s organisational structure, healthcare models and information, technology, and communications systems.
Before joining the St John of God family, Strephon gained extensive experience working in acute private and public hospitals. Strephon worked at Calvary Hospital Canberra, a hospital with public and private services similar to Hawkesbury District Health Service. For three years, Strephon was Calvary Hospital’s Director of Operations for the Private Services (75 beds) and prior to that; the Nursing Director – Emergency, Perioperative, Mental Health, and Critical Care for the (200 bed) public hospital services.
Before working with Calvary Hospital, Strephon worked with Flinders Medical Centre, a 430-bed public facility in South Australia as their Nursing Director – Emergency and Perioperative Medicine, and the Acting Executive Director of Nursing – Midwifery and Patient Services. Strephon’s qualifications include a Masters in Health Services Management, a Bachelor of Nursing, and a Graduate Diploma in Catholic Leadership from the Australian Catholic University.