In the 2018-19 financial year, funding is provided to 32 participating health services (including Ambulance Victoria) to support the engagement of a full-time Improvement and Innovation Advisor (or two people job-sharing part time). Within each participating health service, an Executive Sponsor is nominated for the program, who supports the Advisor in the execution of their improvement and innovation role. Activities are run throughout the year to facilitate knowledge sharing across participating health services and build Advisor and organisational capability for improvement.

The role of the Advisor is to:

Advisor role  

Advisors are expected to have a broad range of knowledge, skills and experience in the following capability areas:

Program details

As a key component of the program, where required, BCV and SCV provide a range of professional development opportunities to develop and support staff in the Advisor roles.

Participating health services in 2018-19

The following 32 Victorian health services are currently participating in the program:


  • Albury Wodonga Health
  • Alfred Health
  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Austin Health
  • Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
  • Ballarat Health Services
  • Barwon Health
  • Bass Coast Health
  • Bendigo Health
  • Central Gippsland Health Service
  • Eastern Health
  • Echuca Regional Health
  • Goulburn Valley Health
  • Latrobe Regional Hospital
  • Melbourne Health
  • Mercy Health
  • Mildura Base Hospital
  • Monash Health
  • Northeast Health Wangaratta
  • Northern Health
  • Peninsula Health
  • Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
  • South West Healthcare
  • St Vincent's Health
  • Swan Hill District Health
  • The Royal Children's Hospital
  • The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital
  • The Royal Women's Hospital
  • West Gippsland healthcare Group
  • Western District Health Service
  • Western Health
  • Wimmera Health Care Group

To learn more about the advisors participating in the program, visit the advisor profiles.