John Wakefield

13 - 14 July 2020
Manchester Central


  John Wakefield

John Wakefield

, , Queensland , Deputy Director-General Clinical Excellence Queensland Department of Health

John graduated as a doctor in 1988 and has served in clinical and management roles in rural, regional and tertiary hospitals in Queensland.

After completing a fellowship under Dr Jim Bagian at the National Centre for Patient Safety of the VA Health System in the United States, he returned to Queensland in 2004 and established the Queensland Health Patient Safety Centre, which he led until late 2012.

In 2011, John was awarded a public service medal for services to patient safety as part of the national Australia Day Awards.

Returning to the Department of Health in 2016, John now leads Clinical Excellence Queensland.

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