The South West HHS is a statutory body as defined by the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (the Act) and is independently and locally controlled by a Board appointed by the Governor in Council, as recommended by the Queensland Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services.
The Board must perform its functions and exercise its powers in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
The Board provides governance of the South West HHS and is responsible for its financial performance, strategic objectives, quality of healthcare services and strengthening community engagement through meaningful consultation and collaboration.
The Board has the responsibility to ensure that the South West HHS performs its functions under Section 19 of the Act.
It must ensure the delivery of hospital and health services is in accordance with the terms of the service agreement with the Department of Health.
The Board also has the responsibility for the appointment of the Chief Executive.
The Board has delegated to the Health Service Chief Executive (including any person in that position on an acting basis) all the powers and functions of the Board which it may lawfully delegate, save those reserved to the Board.
Our Board is a professional skills-based board with members that possess skills and expertise in health management, primary health care, clinical areas, business management, financial management, compliance, legal and knowledge of consumer and community issues. Board Members contribute to the governance of the South West HHS collectively as a Board through attendance at Board and committee meetings, plus other stakeholder and community engagement activities.