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Hospital and Health Board


The West Moreton Hospital and Health Board is comprised of seven non-executive members appointed by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Minister for Health in accordance with the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011.

Role and responsibilities

Under s22 of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011, the primary role of the board is to control West Moreton Hospital and Health  Service. The board’s role and responsibilities are further set out in the Board Charter and include:

  • Responsibility for setting strategic direction, establishing goals and objectives for the hospital and health service executive and monitoring the organisation in line with current government health policies and directives and ensuring that adequate and  appropriate community consultation is undertaken.
  • Appointing a Hospital and Health Service Chief Executive to manage the hospital and health service — this appointment is not effective until it is approved by the Minister for Health.
  • Reviewing and approving strategies, goals, annual budgets, and financial plans as designed by the hospital and health service in response to community and stakeholder input
  • Monitoring financial performance on a regular basis.
  • Monitoring operational performance on a regular basis including compliance with clinical regulations and standards.
  • Ensuring risk management systems are in place to cover all of the hospital and health service’s key risk areas including operational, financial, environmental and asset related risk.
  • Establishing objectives for, and reviewing of the performance of the hospital and health service’s executive directors.
  • Ensuring West Moreton Hospital and Health Service has policies and procedures to satisfy its legal and ethical responsibilities.
  • Monitoring committee reporting on operational, financial and clinical performance.
  • Determining the desired culture for the hospital and health service to enhance its reputation with the community and stakeholders.
  • Reporting to, and communicating with, government, the community and other stakeholders on the financial and operational performance of the hospital and health service.


Last updated: Friday, June 30, 2017