7 December 2023
Peta Rutherford grew up in Wodonga Victoria, and commenced work for Queensland Health in 2004 after 10 years at Medicare.
Peta was the original project officer on the Rural Generalist Pathway initiative back in 2005/6. After five years working in Corporate Office, focusing on Medical Workforce projects, Peta relocated her family to work in Charleville Queensland, as of the two Chief Operations Officers for South West Health Service District. She was responsible for managing five hospitals and two primary care clinics. After three years in Charleville the family was up and moved again to Kingaroy to commence work as the Cluster Operations Manager for South Burnett Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service.
Peta is committed to supporting a work environment which values education and training for the clinicians, increases the delivery of clinical services locally and developing sustainable workforce and service models.