For more than 25 years, Stewart Dowrick has advocated for and worked towards greater access to quality health care for communities.
Appointed the Chief Executive of the Mid North Coast Local Health District in January 2011, Mr Dowrick works with the region’s clinicians and the community to provide health care through strategic and quality management.
Mr Dowrick began his career in health care administration at the then Children’s Hospital at Camperdown in 1989. He moved to the Central Coast Area Health Service in 1993 and the Mid North Coast Area Health Service in 1999.
Since 2000 he has held Area Health Service executive positions on Mid North Coast and North Coast Area Health Services, overseeing health projects from Taree to Tweed Heads. He was also involved in the return of Port Macquarie Base Hospital to public ownership and has overseen the $104M expansion of Port Macquarie Base Hospital and the $81.9M Kempsey District Hospital Redevelopment Project.
Mr Dowrick holds Post and Undergraduate degrees from the University of NSW and University of Newcastle and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr Dowrick continues to be actively involved with a range of community and sporting activities.
MNCLHD Executive Team
Director Nursing, Midwifery and Workforce
Director Financial Operations
Director Clinical Governance & Information Services
Director Communications & Corporate Strategy
Director Aboriginal Health & Primary Partnerships
Director Public Health – North Coast Public Health Unit
Director Mental Health and Integrated Care
Dr Theresa Beswick
Coffs Clinical Network Coordinator
Hastings Macleay Clinical Network Coordinator