Health Service Planning at SALHN

SALHN has a new dedicated Health Service Planning Team, that reports directly to the Chief Strategy Officer.

The Health Service Planning Team is responsible for the development and implementation of SALHN’s Integrated Planning Framework, Strategic Health Service Plan, Infrastructure Planning (Southern Redevelopment), Clinical Service Plans, and general planning activities linked to SALHN and state-wide planning.

Over the next few years, this team will play a vital role in ensuring our services are well placed to deliver the care the southern community needs for both now and into the future through the Clinical Service Planning process.

The team will be working closely with each clinical service to empower and support staff to plan and shape what their service should look like, with the Clinical Service Planning process having already commenced in a number of areas.

If you haven’t met the talented team yet, you can find out more about them below.

Meet the Team

Director Health Service Planning, Renee Giannopoulos

Renee brings a wealth of operational and planning knowledge to SALHN. She also has extensive leadership experience from working across South Australia’s public and private health services and Universities. Renee will lead the development of Health Service Planning, working with SALHN’s Executive and Clinical Directors to deliver contemporary, safe, effective, and efficient services to the community SALHN serves.

Manager, Alisa Hodgson

Alisa has been building the health planning function at SALHN over the past twelve months. Alisa is a highly skilled professional having worked across South Australia’s and the United Kingdom’s public health services and with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence in clinical leadership, project management, and planning roles.

Principal Health Service Planner, Penny Thyer

Penny brings extensive experience leading large-scale programs, projects, and clinical service plans across South Australia. Penny has worked for many years in the Department for Health and Wellbeing overseeing clinical improvement and engagement programs, and more recently in the Health Services Program team with oversight of a significant program of work to implement the Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) care service.

Senior Planning Officer, Zita Splawinski

Zita is a familiar face in SALHN’s Rehabilitation, Aged and Palliative Care Division. She is a systems thinker and utilises her background in Education to successfully engage meaningfully and communicate effectively to develop and deliver complex programs improving healthcare to our community. Zita is a Speech Pathologist and has been working as a Continuous Improvement Coach at SALHN prior to this role.

Senior Planning Officer, Sangmin Park

Sangmin joins SALHN as a Senior Planning Officer specialising in data and analytics. Sangmin has a background in Applied Statistics and Programming, and most recently has been working in the COVID-19 State Control Centre. Sangmin brings extensive data analytics and modelling skills from his varied experience working across health, technology, and banking industries.

Project Officer, Anika Bolding

Anika has extensive administration and project experience having worked in private health services in South Australia. Anika has completed her Bachelor of Health Science and is commencing her Masters in Program Management this year.