'Exceptionally high standard of care’ – new Peel Health Campus CEO outlines priorities
Oct 02, 2019
An exceptionally high standard of care is the aim of the newly appointed head of the Peel Health Campus (PHC).
Andrew Tome has just taken over as Chief Executive Officer and he means business.
Mr Tome has a reputation for getting things done and his record is excellent.
A well respected leader within Ramsay Health Care WA and a former PHC Director of Finance and Corporate Services, Andrew is passionate about health care, PHC and the local community.
He has been a senior executive at the State’s largest private hospital, Hollywood, where he has been instrumental in the development of several major expansion projects.
These include four new ultra-high definition operating theatres, the Hollywood Consulting Centre, which includes a comprehensive cancer centre and a major expansion to Hollywood’s mental health service, which includes the establishment of a new day hospital and 31 inpatient beds.
Prior to working at Hollywood, Andrew Tome was on the management team at PHC, with oversight of finance, health information services, engineering, supply, hotel services, catering and administration. During this period he also mentored emerging managers and oversaw all employee related issues.
Andrew says he is excited to be back at PHC, where there is what he described as a “unique culture”.
"We want to build on the positive work that has been done at PHC in the past six years," he said. “We have amazing doctors, nurses and support staff who take great pride in the services they provide the community.”
“For what is a comparatively small hospital, we have a lot of activity and we perform well in many areas.
“For example, in the area of safety and quality, we perform well against the national benchmark in a number of measures.
“We also have minimal elective surgery waiting lists and our discharge before 10am rates are among the State’s best."
Mr Tome said discharge before 10am was considered a priority at Peel because it improved patient flow and helped reduced waiting times in the ED.
"I am looking forward to the hospital’s ED upgrade and other projects in the pipeline,” he said.
“The ED upgrade will improve patient care and the overall patient experience.”
He said he was looking forward to working with the community and government to ensure the best outcomes for patients.
“I really want Peel Health Campus to be an integral part of the community, and a hospital the community takes great pride in.”