In this section you will find information about the governance structures and frameworks that guide the management of the South Australian heath care system.

Links to related information are listed below.

The Department for Health and Wellbeing 

The Department for Health and Wellbeing (DHW) assists the Minister for Health and Wellbeing, to set the policy framework and strategic directions for SA Health.  

Read more about the Department for Health and Wellbeing.

Local Health Network Governance

Each Local Health Network (LHN) has a Governing Board which is responsible for the overall governance and oversight of local service delivery by the LHNs, including governance of performance and budget achievement, clinical governance, safety and quality, risk management and fulfilment of the Governing Board functions and responsibilities.

Governing Boards are responsible and accountable to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing.

For more information see our Local Health Networks section.

SA Health Policies

You can find our policies and guidelines in the Policies and Guidelines A-Z list.