Geriatrician. Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Geriatric Medicine. Clinical Program Director, Home, Acute and Community, Alfred Health.
Peter Hunter is a senior geriatrician, the Director of Geriatric Medicine and the Clinical Program Director of Home, Acute and Community at Alfred Health.
He is an Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor of Aged Care at Monash University.
Peter has over 35 years experience as a clinician. Peter has been involved with the development of a number of initiatives and polices with the Victorian Department of Human Services including the Hospital Admission Risk Program, HealthLinks and The Better at Home Advisory Committee. Peter was the Deputy Chair of Implementation taskforce for the Voluntary Assisted Dying Legislation. Peter was the inaugural clinical lead for the care of Older People in Safer Care Victoria and played a key role in improving care of older people, including in residential care during the COVID pandemic in 2020 and 2021
Currently Peter maintains an active clinical role as a geriatrician and is responsible for managing a range of acute, sub-acute and community services across Alfred Health. Peter sits on the executive of Alfred Health. He chairs the Improving End of Life Care Steering Committee for Alfred Health. He is involved with clinical teaching at an undergraduate and postgraduate level with Monash University, health professional leadership development and research.
Peter has completed a Masters of Business Leadership. He completed Leadership Victoria’s Williamson Community Leadership Program in 2006.
Peter completed his 2 year term as the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine in 2007. During his term Peter provide oversight to the amalgamation of the Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine and and The New Zealand Geriatric Society under the umbrella of one organization. He currently co-chairs a special interest group focusing on out of hospital care for the ANZSGM