Melinda Truesdale was born and raised in Melbourne and has worked in both Victoria and Canada- Edmonton and Montreal. Melinda has been the Acting Director North East Health Wangaratta (2006), the Director of Royal Melbourne Hospital Emergency Department 2008-2014 and Director at Royal Women's Emergency Department for more than a decade.
 
Melinda enjoyed her medical student time in the ED and knew it was the specialty for her. ‘it's always a different and unpredictable day and you meet people often at their worst moment and hope you can make a positive difference to their healthcare needs’.
 
As well as being a FACEM, Melinda also holds qualifications with the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators, the Australasian College of Legal Medicine, the Australasian College of Aerospace Medicine and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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