Victorian aged care provider Benetas has appointed Sarah McInerney as its new general manager of quality, outcomes and research.

Sarah McInerney

Ms McInerney, who has more than 15 years’ experience in health and community services, takes over from Dr Catherine Joyce who’s moved interstate.

In her previous role as executive manager of service improvement residential communities for Australian Unity Ms McInerney was responsible for overseeing the organisation’s pandemic response.

Before that she was a non-executive director at the Illawarra Diggers Aged Care Facility, ran her own pharmacy business and was a solicitor.

Benetas CEO Sandra Hills said Ms McInerny had improved the health and wellbeing outcomes for a range people across a number of settings.

“Sarah is a values driven leader with a strong focus on customer outcomes and experience, and strives for best practice and innovation in her roles” she said.

“She is well versed in managing risk assessment, as well as reporting and compliance requirements, particularly during outbreak management situations.”

Ms McInerney said she was delighted to join the Benetas and work with the team on quality, business and customer outcomes, and research.

“I am excited to take on this role, meet my team and join my executive peers in helping the organisation to navigate the significant sector changes ahead and positively impact the lives of older Victorians,” she said.

Ms McInerney starts with Benetas on November 3.

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