Media Release


Earlier this week Healthscope announced the landmark Northern Beaches Hospital in Sydney’s Frenchs Forest is now officially open.

The official opening marks an important milestone as we transition the hospital into the next phase of its development.

Deborah Latta, CEO of Northern Beaches Hospital has been dedicated to this critical project since 2012. Deborah successfully led the Healthscope bid through a competitive process to design, construct and operate the hospital and she has worked tirelessly in the last 6 years to deliver the extraordinary facility we have today. It has been a remarkable personal and team effort to open the hospital on time and budget.

Deborah has had a wonderfully successful 38 year career in healthcare and having successfully opened Northern Beaches Hospital Deborah has chosen to resign her position as CEO, NBH to take a well-earned break.

Stephen Gameren is appointed as interim CEO of the Northern Beaches Hospital, effective from 21 November 2018. Stephen will work with Deborah and the NBH Leadership Team to ensure a smooth transition over the next four weeks.

Stephen is the current State Manager of the Healthscope NSW portfolio and has 25 years of experience in hospital leadership, including senior executive roles managing large hospitals both in Australia and overseas. Stephen brings a deep commitment to quality, a focus on building strong relationships and a passion for making the hospital all it can be for our patients, doctors and the Northern Beaches community.

Healthscope CEO Gordon Ballantyne said ‘I would like to take this opportunity to thank Deborah for her critical role in leading the development of this state-of-of the-art facility. It has been a significant achievement for Healthscope to deliver this project that will transform the level of care provided to the local residents of Northern Beaches’.