Each 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.
LHN Governing Boards
manage local health service delivery that is safe, high quality and efficient
monitor quality of health services
are accountable for meeting performance measures in Service Agreements
contribute to and implement system-wide plans issued by the Department for Health and Wellbeing
maintain land, buildings and assets controlled and managed by the health service
consult with health professionals working in the health service and with health consumers and community members about the provision of health services
cooperate with other providers of health services, including providers of primary health care, in planning for, and providing, health services.
Governing Boards appoint the LHN Chief Executive Officer, who reports to the board.
Responsibility for the day-to-day management and operations of the LHNs remains with the LHN CEOs.
In performing their functions, Governing Boards are required to comply with directions issued by the Minister or Chief Executive, and any policies of the Department specified by the Minister or Chief Executive to apply to the boards in the performance of their functions.
Each LHN delivers services in line with its Clinical Services Capability Framework profile.
Remuneration for governing boards
The remuneration for governing board members appointed by the Minister for Health and Wellbeing under the Health Care Act 2008 is as follows:
Metropolitan LHN Governing Boards
Chairperson - $70,758
Deputy Chairperson - $53,069
Members - $35,379
Regional LHN Governing Boards
Chairperson - $37,148
Members - $24,765
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