New NBMLHD Board Members, Mr Robert Lagaida and Dr Nhi Nguyen.
NBMLHD Board welcomes new members
22 Feb 2021
The Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD) Board has welcomed two new members to their team, Dr Nhi Nguyen and Mr Robert Lagaida, who will lend their extensive knowledge and experience to the management of the Local Health District.
Dr Nhi Nguyen is a staff specialist at Nepean Hospital in the Department of Intensive Care Medicine and a fellow of the College of Intensive Care Medicine of Australia and New Zealand.
As Clinical Lead for the Nepean Redevelopment, Dr Nguyen has championed the $1 billion investment in health infrastructure. She is also the Clinical Director Intensive Care NSW and ICU Clinical Advisor for the NSW Health COVID-19 response.
Dr Nguyen has had a long association with Nepean Hospital, commencing as a medical student at the Nepean Clinical School in 1997 and as an intern at the Hospital in 2000.
Robert Lagaida has held a number of senior executive roles in the NSW public health system including Local Health Districts and the Ministry of Health.
Having worked over 25 years in the public health sector, Mr Lagaida has extensive experience in health policy, strategic planning, delivery of hospital and community health services, financial, asset and corporate services management, strategic procurement and contracts, and ICT development.
Mr Lagaida received a Public Service Medal as part of the Australia Day 2018 Honours List in recognition of his financial management contributions to the NSW public hospital system.
“With a growing population and opportunities to develop new and innovative services, including the Nepean Redevelopment, it is truly an exciting time to be part of the District’s Board.”
“On behalf of the Board, I congratulate Nhi and Robert on their appointments,” says District Board Chair, Peter Collins AM QC.
“With a growing population and opportunities to develop new and innovative services, including the Nepean Redevelopment, it is truly an exciting time to be part of the District’s Board. Their knowledge and expertise will be highly valued.”
The appointments of Dr Nguyen and Mr Lagaida fill vacancies made by retiring Board members, Professor Jennifer Reath and Mr Colin Lenton, who made significant contributions during their tenure.
“I wish to acknowledge and thank our outgoing Board members, Jenny and Colin for their valuable expertise and service,” Mr Collins says.
NBMLHD Chief Executive, Kay Hyman says, “Our Board has a critical role in governing the strategic direction and operational efficiency of the District. Nhi and Robert are tremendous additions who bring with them a wealth of experience that will help us to continue the important work of caring for our community.”
Learn more about all our Board members here: https://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au/nbmlhd-board