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About the Commissioner

After commencing as Health Services Commissioner on 1 May 1997 Beth Wilson completed her final term as Commissioner on 31 December 2012. Dr Grant Davies has been appointed acting Health Services Commissioner until a HSC is appointed.

Grant started his career as a registered nurse in general and radiation oncology settings and in acute palliative care units.  In the mid 1990s he was seconded into Queensland Health to assist in the development of Queensland’s palliative care policies, Queensland’s health outcomes and the impacts of newly emerging guardianship legislation.  He moved to Melbourne in late 1999 to take up a position with the Victorian Department of Human Services undertaking similar work.  He commenced work in the office of the Federal Commissioner for Complaints in early 2001 and stayed during its metamorphosis into the Federal office of the Aged Care Commissioner where he was Investigations Manager.  In October 2009, he commenced in the Office of the Health Services Commissioner as Deputy Commissioner.  He was appointed Acting Health Services Commissioner on 1 January 2013.

He holds a Bachelor of Nursing (ACU), a Master of Arts (Research) (QUT) in applied ethics and a PhD (Melbourne) in applied ethics. 











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