Adj. Associate Professor Alan Eade ASM is the Chief Paramedic Officer for Victoria.
Alan is a highly experienced and decorated intensive care paramedic, having worked clinically in Australia for more than 20 years. He previously held the position of Chief Commissioner at St John Ambulance Australia and is a past Director and Fellow, of Paramedics Australasia.
Alan believes the delivery of great care is all about collaboration and cooperation between professions, with recognition that care is always delivered through a multi-disciplinary partnership. He is focused on strengthening relationships between paramedic and hospital-based professions in order to ensure integrated, best system performance is delivered to ensure the best patient outcomes for all Victorians.
The role of the Chief Paramedic Officer is to provide expert paramedical advice and leadership to the health sector. He coordinates and oversees quality and safety initiatives with a focus on the pre-hospital setting. He also provides a focal point for clinical engagement with paramedic clinicians and promotes the interests paramedics in Victoria, nationally and internationally.
The Chief Paramedic Officer provides technical advice to Safer Care Victoria, the Minister for Health and Ambulance Services, the Minister for Mental Health, the Department of Health and Human Services, and to the broader health sector on issues relating to paramedicine.