Farewell to Kim Hobbs
Kim Hobbs, Clinical Specialist Social Worker for Gynaecological Cancer at Westmead Hospital's Social Work Department, is standing down as Co-Chair of the network. Thank you to Kim for providing many years of dedicated service to the role since the network's inception in 2009; and before that a member of the Gynaecological Oncology Executive Committee of the Greater Metropolitan Clinical Taskforce.
Kim has led on and supported many initiatives, including:
- the annual Gynaecological Oncology Nurses and Allied Health Group (GONG) seminar
- development of Gynaecological cancer: A guide to clinical practice in NSW
- development of the Optimal care pathway for women with cervical cancer.
Kim will continue as an active member of the network and a member of the GONG committee to support the annual seminar.
Welcome Anne Mellon
Anne Mellon, Clinical Nurse Consultant for Gynaecological Oncology at the Hunter New England Centre for Gynaecological Cancer, will join Associate Professor Russell Hogg as Co-Chair of the network.
Anne has been a member of the network since its inception, on the executive committee and is a member of the GONG nurses group. She has collaborated on many network initiatives, including clinical practice guidelines and GONG seminars.
Anne is a board member and current Acting Vice President of the Cancer Nurses Society of Australia (CNSA) and Chair of the Gynaecology Specialist Practice Network of CNSA. She is also involved with the Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group and is on Ovarian Cancer Australia’s Clinical and Scientific Advisory Panel.