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Peter Craighead - Chief Executive

Peter has qualifications in nursing, midwifery and health administration. Before being appointed to Latrobe Regional Hospital, he was CEO at health services in Sale and Yarram.

Peter holds an executive position with the Gippsland Health Alliance. He has experience in planning for the future health needs of Australians and has consulted for the Commonwealth Government and state governments. He has a strong interest in the viability and sustainability of rural health services.

Don McRae - Chief Operating Officer / Chief Nurse

Don has extensive experience in public hospitals in regional and metropolitan areas of Victoria and has worked as Director of Clinical Services at Wimmera Health Care Group for 12 years.

Don is a registered nurse and midwife and has a Bachelor of Applied Science, Graduate Diploma in Critical Care Nursing, Professional Certificate in Health Systems Management and holds a Master of Health Management from the University of New England.  He is an Associate Fellow of the Australian College of Health Service Management and sits on the Victorian Care of the Older Persons Clinical Network.  

Dr Philippa Hawkings - Chief Medical Officer



Cayte Hoppner - Executive Director Mental Health / Chief Mental Health Nurse

Cayte is a credentialed mental health nurse and an endorsed mental health nurse practitioner.

She has worked in various clinical and management positions across Queensland, South Australia and Victoria. Cayte holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing, a Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health, an Advanced Certificate in Pharmacology, a Master of Nursing and a Master of Business Administration.

Cayte is a member of the Australian College of Nurse Practitioners, Australian College of Nursing, Australasian College of Health Service Management, Australian Institute of Company Directors and Australian College of Mental Health Nurses.

Mark Wilkins - Executive Director People and Culture

Mark has formal qualifications in Human Resources Management and is an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Mark was a Human Resources professional for almost 30 years in the power industry at ENGIE Hazelwood. He was also a Senior Human Resources Business Partner at Hazelwood Power Station.  Mark played a prominent human resources role during the closure of the Hazelwood business and has extensive experience in change management throughout an organisation.

He has a passion for people management and improving organisational culture and engagement and brings a wealth of human resources management experience to LRH. 


Jon Millar - Executive Director Regional Services

Tax Time - Focus on Falls

The end of the financial year is a time many people contribute to fundraising causes. You can donate online to our Focus on Falls Campaign as we raise money to purchase bed alarms for patients at risk of falling in our hospital. On average, one patient falls at LRH every day. We don't want it to be you or someone you love. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your kindness!

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General enquiries
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Telephone: 03 5173 8000 - Fax: 03 5173 8444

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Emergency Department
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Emergency Department Telephone: 03 5173 8222
For emergency assistance telephone 000

Mental Health Triage
Single point of entry for referral to Latrobe Regional Hospital
Mental Health Service Telephone: 1300 363 322
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10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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Latrobe Regional Hospital is located on the traditional land of the Gunaikurnai people. We pay our respect to the land this organisation stands on today. We bestow the same courtesy to all other First Peoples, past and present, who now reside in this region.

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