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Sandy Thomson - 0407008289


Sandy has over 20 years of experience in quality and safety in health care. This has been gained through professional positions as a manager of acute, community and mental health services, as a coordinator and surveyor with the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards,  National Councillor Australian Healthcare Association, Member of the West Australian State Safety and Quality Council and as past National President of the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care.

Sandy has completed a Masters in Health Services Management. She is a Fellow of the Australasian Association for Quality in Health Care and the Australian Organisation for Quality. The Australian Organisation for Quality has also awarded Sandy the National Shilkin Prize for Quality in recognition of her work in quality business management.


Helen Bucknell - 0418954773


Helen is an Infection Control and Quality Consultant for GovernancePlusHelen trained as a Registered Nurse at Fremantle Hospital and then completed a certificate in Infection Control followed by a Bachelor of Nursing. She has worked in the area of Infection Prevention and Control for more than twenty years in both the public and private health care sectors primarily within Western Australia.  Helen is a member of the Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control. Her particular areas of interest include patient safety, education, mentoring and accreditation support. Helen has recently completed the Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor training course.