Our People

Health and Hospitals General Manager, Stewart James

Stewart has extensive experience with managing large workforces, in the high volume retail and wholesale industry, and over the last eight years in health and aged care. He has a General Management background with responsibility for financial performance, human resources – including negotiating and implementing industrial agreements - and extensive marketing experience.

Stewart joined HammondCare in 2009, with responsibility for Hope Healthcare’s effective integration within HammondCare. He is currently General Manager of HammondCare’s Health & Hospitals: a network of sub-acute hospitals and services providing palliative care, rehabilitation and specialist mental health services for older people.

Hospital Clinical Management

Chief Medical Officer, Associate Professor Dr Andrew Cole

Associate Professor Andrew Cole has worked as a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine and conjoint academic with UNSW since 1985, in the St George area, central Taiwan, and in SW and Northern Sydney with HammondCare.

Andrew is the Chief Medical Officer of HammondCare, and his interests are in neurological and cancer rehabilitation and providing rehabilitation care for very frail older persons, and in teaching medical students and young doctors about these areas of care.

Director of Medical Services, Professor Philip Siddall

Professor Philip Siddall is a specialist pain medicine physician, Director of the Pain Management Service located at Greenwich Hospital and Director of Medical Services at Greenwich and Neringah Hospitals. He also has a conjoint appointment at the University of Sydney as Professor in Pain Medicine. His clinical practice involves the care of people with chronic non-cancer pain and he is an active researcher and teacher at the University of Sydney.

Director of Nursing and Operations Manager, Julie Miles

Julie Miles has 34 years’ experience as a Registered Nurse and 11 years’ experience in senior management. She commenced Nursing with the organisation in 2002 and was quickly promoted to After Hours Nurse Manager before progressing into the role of Nurse Unit Manager of Rehabilitation Services. In her current position Julie has responsibility for the day to day operations of the hospital with her direct reports including Nursing, Administration, Domestic Services and Transport. She works closely with the enabling portfolios of Property and Maintenance and Risk and Quality. Julie has responsibility for overseeing all operational works at the hospital, including the recent $3.75 million refurbishment of Greenwich Hospital.

Rehabilitation

A/Manager of Rehabilitation Services, Brad Carpenter

Brad Carpenter is a Registered Nurse with a background in neurological nursing. Brad was Nurse Unit Manager of the Rehabilitation Unit for three years before commencing as Manager of Rehabilitation services in early 2015. He has been with the with organisation since 2010. In addition to extensive management experience, Brad has successfully completed the HammondCare Leadership program after being identified as a future leader by Executive Management. Brad is motivated by the ‘great team who work together harmoniously and the dedication to patients and their care’.

Palliative & Supportive Care

Senior Staff Specialist and Leading Academic, Professor Roderick MacLeod

Rod MacLeod is Senior Staff Specialist in Palliative Care and Conjoint Professor in Palliative Care at the University of Sydney Northern Clinical School. He has worked in palliative care full time for over 25 years in England, New Zealand and most recently here in Australia. He was New Zealand's first Professor in Palliative Care at the University of Otago.

He has published over 100 articles and book chapters on many aspects of palliative and end of life care and has supervised many Masters and PhD students in related areas of health. He currently leads the Learning and Research Centre for palliative care at Pallister House, Greenwich Hospital.

Karen Eaton, Nurse Unit Manager

Karen Eaton is a Registered Nurse who has more than 25 years’ experience in Cancer Nursing, as a clinician, manager and educator both nationally and internationally. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health and post graduate qualifications in Oncology and Haematology Nursing. Karen ‘feels privileged to be able to work with some exceptionally talented and professionally committed nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and volunteers here at Greenwich with the aim to improve the quality of life for patients and their families affected by a life limiting illness’.

Older Person’s Mental Health

Medical Director, Associate Professor Janine Stevenson

Professor Stevenson has been in practice for over 30 years, beginning her career in Westmead Hospital in the 1980s. Her research career has involved investigating psychotherapy outcomes, personality disorder diagnosis, comorbidity with Axis I disorders, personality disorders in the elderly, psychiatric outcome research and psychological disturbance in dementia.

Professor Stevenson has also been active clinically both in general adult psychiatry and psychogeriatrics, and psychotherapy. She is currently Director of the Riverglen Older Adult Psychiatry unit and medical clinical lead to the Dementia Behavioural Management Advisory Service. She teaches undergraduates, teaches and supervises in the Masters of Medicine Program, and is active on various college committees. Internationally, Professor Stevenson is on the board of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders and teaches psychiatry to medical staff in China.

Pain Management Service

Service Director, Professor Phillip Siddall

Professor Philip Siddall is a specialist pain medicine physician, Director of the Pain Management Service located at Greenwich Hospital and Director of Medical Services at Greenwich and Neringah Hospitals. He also has a conjoint appointment at the University of Sydney as Professor in Pain Medicine. His clinical practice involves the care of people with chronic non-cancer pain and he is an active researcher and teacher at the University of Sydney.

Allied Health

Heath of Allied Health, Sarah Ramsay

Sarah Ramsey is an Occupational Therapist who has been in healthcare for almost 20 years. She began working as a clinician in rehabilitation and palliative care before moving into management positions both within Occupational Therapy and Allied Health. She has completed a Masters of Applied Science (research) and a Masters of Applied Health Management. Sarah joined the organisation in 2005 and has been in her current position as Head of Allied Health since 2011. Her interests include client perceptions and experiences of care, enhancing quality of life, and developing innovative models that cross traditional service boundaries.

Physiotherapy Manager HammondCare North, Eliza Orchiston

Eliza Orchiston has over 25 years experience as a practicing Physiotherapist. Joining the organisation in 1997, Eliza has been a Physiotherapy Manager since 1999. She has been instrumental in developing the Ambulatory Care services such as Hydrotherapy, Fitness Gym and Falls Prevention programs.

She leads a team of 30 staff, working across 4 sites of the organisation, who are multifaceted in their skills and committed to evidence-based practice, continually striving for greater effectiveness in physiotherapy intervention.