Dr. Catherine Crock AM - Chair Founder: Hush Foundation


From: Wednesday July 17, 2019, 12:30 pm

To: Wednesday July 17, 2019, 2:00 pm

Dr. Catherine Crock AM
Chair | Founder: Hush Foundation

Rotary Melbourne:  Vocational Service Award recipient, 2016/17

Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Health, School of Psychology, Deakin University

Dr. Catherine Crock is a medical pioneer, producer of music and theatrics, humanitarian, mother and advocate for change. 

A Physician at The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Catherine has successfully implemented a raft of positive changes to healthcare in the areas of organisational culture, services and patient/family support.

She is the Chair and Founder of The Hush Foundation, a registered charity organisation working to transform healthcare by improving partnerships, culture and the environment to support health and wellbeing. Hush, in collaboration with some of Australia’s finest musical talent, has commissioned 15 albums of music specifically for application within healthcare.

Working in collaboration with renowned playwright Alan Hopgood, Cath has also produced three theatrical healthcare plays, "Hear Me", "Do You Know Me?" and "What Matters". These productions have been performed in hospitals and Aged Care settings across Australia more than 140 times, to raise awareness of patient centered care, communication and patient safety issues and to encourage a shift in the culture of healthcare.

An influencer in the areas of medical innovation and the Arts, Catherine is also an acclaimed presenter and speaker on patient-centred care. 

Adressing Rotary Melbourne on the Hush Foundation’s Gathering of Kindness program which brings professionals together to build and instil a culture of kindness in a variety of age and healthcare organisations  through celebration, reflection and engagement and opportunities for collaboration with Rotary to extend the reach of this innovative initiative.





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