Carol’s Farewell

Carol Bryant joined MUH in 2011 as the Hospital’s second Chief Executive Officer. Originally from a nursing background, Carol moved into management 20 years ago, subsequently taking up executive roles  at Westmead Private Hospital prior to joining Macquarie.

Carol has shown many strengths as a leader during her time as CEO at the Hospital. She has successfully fostered the Macquarie University Hospital culture, ensuring alignment of our values with recruitment processes, performance management and rewards programs to support the ongoing development of a positive culture.

She leaves us with a strong record on workforce planning and development. Collaborative in her approach, Carol has worked closely with Department Heads to ensure staffing needs are met. She has made a major commitment to workforce safety and has been actively involved in the Hospital’s Annual Safety Review.

Carol successfully led Macquarie University Hospital to become one of the first to be accredited against the newly introduced National Safety and Quality Health Standards (NSQHS), at the same time maintaining ISO certification of our Quality Management System. She also worked with an external consultant and hospital management to review current trends in patient safety and quality, resulting in the establishment of a Patient Safety and Quality Unit.

Finally, Carol has played a key leadership role in moving the Hospital closer to the MQ Health vision. In 2014, she was part of the Steering Committee to establish Macquarie University Clinical Associates, a key element in building MQ Health.

In her final months as CEO of Macquarie University Hospital, Carol will continue to serve as a member of the MQ Health Transition Committee that is guiding the change necessary to bring the Hospital, Clinic and University together into a fully integrated academic health sciences centre.

After retiring from full-time work at the beginning of next year, Carol will use executive and governance skills from her last 20 years working in senior management roles by working on health related boards, particularly in aged care.