Gayle Sammut is the Chief Allied Health Officer & Director Ambulatory Care Division at GV Health.
Gayle began her career as a physiotherapist at The Sydney Hospital in NSW where she undertook a graduate internship year, after gaining her qualification. At the time this involved a four month rotation in Broken Hill in far western NSW. Since then, Gayle has gained extensive experience working in rural, remote and regional areas of NSW, Victoria and Queensland where she has held a range of clinical and leadership roles in acute, ambulatory, community and aged care services in the public, private and not for profit sectors.
Gayle’s interest in rural health and a love of travel led her to take up a permanent position in Broken Hill where her skills as a clinical physiotherapist were consolidated, before pursuing physiotherapy management and allied health leadership roles at Mildura Base Hospital in north west Victoria.
Gayle then worked in an executive management position with a non-government aged and community care provider on the Gold Coast, before relocating to Shepparton in 2005 to take up the newly created allied health leadership position with GV Health. Since this time, Gayle has developed the Director of Allied Health role at GV Health, prior to taking up the Chief Allied Health Officer role in 2017. This position is managed concurrently with the Director Ambulatory Care Division.
Gayle, who has worked in health management for many years, has post graduate management qualifications and recently completed the University of Melbourne’s Professional Certificate in Health Systems Management. During her career, Gayle has taken a specific interest in developing the allied health assistant workforce, and allied health educator and leadership roles in rural public health.
A passion for developing allied health professionals in rural and regional areas was piqued after attending the inaugural National Allied Health conference in the early 1990s. Gayle is a current executive member of the Victorian Allied Health Leaders Council, a member of the Ovens, Murray-Goulburn Allied Health Leaders Council and a current member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.