Vicky Honey has been appointed to a key role charged with providing critical support services to the doctors, nurses and other medical professionals working for Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand in Manawatū and Whanganui. 

In the role of Project Director - Health, Vicky oversees more than 200 Ventia staff providing facility and fleet management, security, cleaning and other essential services at Palmerston North Public Hospital, Whanganui Hospital and other health centres across the two regions. 

This work is part of our contract with the centralAlliance - a partnership between Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand's MidCentral and Whanganui Districts to provide efficiencies across both regions.  

Ventia Executive General Manager Social Infrastructure Rhys Barker says Vicky brings extensive experience, having previously worked in senior roles for Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission and the New Zealand Defence Force. 

Her appointment supports our strategy to redefine service excellence and reflects continued investment and growth within our New Zealand business, Rhys says. 

"It's fantastic to have Vicky leading our health team delivering services to the centralAlliance.'

She is passionate about building a strong team culture, brings increased diversity to our leadership team, and is well respected in New Zealand's health and defence sectors.

Vicky says her initial focus was on her team and meeting stakeholders to ensure we are doing all we can to deliver the services medical professionals needed to serve the community with excellence. 

Right now my focus is on building a strong team culture in order to deliver service excellence to our centralAlliance partners. Ventia has a strong track record with centralAlliance and I want to continue that work, while ensuring the way we provide our services moves from good to great.

Vicky is based at MidCentral's Palmerston North Public Hospital and takes over from former Project Director Jonathan Woodman, who successfully established Ventia's centralAlliance relationship and has now relocated to Melbourne to lead the contract with Austin Health.  

MidCentral District also includes Horowhenua Health Centre, while Whanganui District includes Whanganui Hospital and its regional health centres in Taihape, Rangitikei and Raetihi.  

The contract with the centralAlliance also includes provision of essential services to about a dozen regional off-site facilities, including Waimarino Health Care Centre and more than 20 fixed and mobile dental clinics.