Get to know: Daniel Crompton
Meet Dr Daniel Crompton, Director of Emergency Services, Northern Hospital Epping.
Q: Tell us about your new role at Northern Health?
A: I’m a Director of the Emergency Department (ED), responsible for service delivery and governance of the ED at Northern Hospital Epping and following the expansion of services at the Craigieburn and Whittlesea Urgent Care Centres. Essentially, I provide support to the extremely hard-working ED staff to do their job to look after our patients.
Q: What was your first job?
A: My first job was a newspaper round to pay for my first ski trip aged 13. I was born and grew up in the UK and the trip was to Aviemore in Scotland – my main recollections were that it was very windy and cold and not great skiing.
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: I have worked as a doctor in the UK, NZ and now Australia. In addition to working as an emergency specialist, I have worked for Adult Retrieval Victoria for 12 years as a retrieval specialist. My most recent role was as the Director of Emergency Services for Bass Coast Health, responsible for a small rural ED in Wonthaggi and an Urgent Care Centre in Cowes, Phillip Island. This role taught me the importance of a health service to its community and the need always to do our best because we are likely treating one of our community’s family or friend. The team here are dynamic, hard-working and friendly. I hope to bring the best of emergency medicine to our community and support my team to do their best every day.
Q: How would you describe Northern Health?
A: Safe, kind and together. I have witnessed that you all live these values and find it truly inspiring.
Q: Favourite childhood memory?
A: Learning how to ski. In the UK we would ski on ‘dry’ ski slopes – weird but true.