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Country Health overseas travel

Travel, including overseas travel is an important part of Country Health SA Local Health Network’s business, allowing employees to participate in professional development opportunities including attending and presenting at leading edge conferences, seminars and workshops. Employees are supported through investment in training and development. Country Health SA Local Health Network is committed to the ongoing professional development of Medical Officers through the relevant industrial instruments.

Overseas travel allows the sharing of knowledge from one jurisdiction to another and is an opportunity for employees to advance Country Health SA Local Health Network’s priorities and benefit the South Australian public health system by improving services.

Overseas travel is governed by the following South Australian Government standards and guidelines:

  • SA Health Overseas Travel Policy and Procedure Directive
  • SA Health (Health Care Act) Human Resources Manual
  • Department of the Premier and Cabinet Circular PC035
    Proactive Disclosure of Regularly Requested Information
  • Commissioner’s Determination 3.2
  • Code of Ethics for the SA Public Sector

In all financial transactions, including those relating to travel, Country Health SA Local Health Network seeks financial prudence, transparency and accountability. To obtain the best deals for travel, Country Health SA Local Health Network utilises the Across Government Travel Management Services Contract.

Country Health SA Local Health Network is committed to providing accountable, timely and efficient information on overseas travel funded by Country Health SA Local Health Network.

The attached table summarises information relating to approved overseas travel funded by Country Health SA Local Health Network for Country Health SA Local Health Network employees.

Total cost of overseas travel includes, travel, accommodation, conference fees and associated costs. Salary costs are not included.

In 2015-16, 38 employees undertook overseas travel and the cost of overseas travel to Country Health SA Local Health Network for 2015-16 was $ 339,641.52.

View the Country Health SA LHN Overseas travel report 2015-2016 (PDF 107KB) for a detailed summary.

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