glendon farrow

MB.BS (Hons) mba fracs(General/paed) AFRACMA maicd

ABOUT the author

Glendon (Glen) Farrow is a qualified adult and paediatric general surgeon, healthcare executive, board director and specialist service medical officer in the Australian Army.  He has had a 35 year career across clinical surgery military service and recently in executive leadership roles, and has learnt many lessons in safety along the way.

Glen’s significant military experiences include Regimental Medical Officer for the ADF Parachute Battalion at the time, Commanding Officer of a military hospital and metropolitan medical centres and several deployments on active service.

He has also worked as a consultant surgeon in the NSW public hospital system and from 2005 in Director roles at prominent Sydney teaching hospitals. He was Director of Clinical Governance for the Children’s Hospitals in Sydney from 2012-2019.

He is now a Director at Bearing Group, a consultancy of aviation, military and industry safety experts.

For hospital safety systems to work individuals must use them, and he believes the next improvements in patient safety will come from improved individual performance at the bedside.