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About the Commissioner

Dr Grant Davies

The current Health Services Commissioner for Victoria is Dr Grant Davies.

His role is to oversee the resolution of all complaints received by the office with a view to improving the quality of health services for everybody.

Dr Davies began 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 then moved to Melbourne in 1999 to undertake similar work with the Victorian Department of Human Services. Dr Davies 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 2009, Dr Davies joined the Office of the Health Services Commissioner as Deputy Commissioner and was appointed Acting Health Services Commissioner on 1 January 2013. He became Health Services Commissioner on 1 October 2014.

Dr Davies is a nationally accredited mediator and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He holds a Bachelor of Nursing from Australian Catholic University, a Master of Arts (Research) in applied ethics from Queensland University of Technology and a PhD, also in applied ethics, from the University of Melbourne.

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Last updated: 6 April, 2016
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