Far West Local Health District
Welcome to the Far West Local Health District website.
The Far West Local Health District was established on 1 January 2011, and what was initially our Governing Council was established as a Board in April 2011.
The Board’s vision is to achieve “Excellence in Rural and Remote Health”, which encompasses not only providing high quality clinical services, but also working with our communities to enable people to be as healthy as possible.
The Far West LHD serves a population of just over 30,000 people dispersed across the second largest geographic area (194,949 square kilometres) of all the LHDs in NSW. Over 10% of the people we serve are Aboriginal. This population is relatively young and reflects the lower life expectancy of Aboriginal people. Of the total LHD population, 91.1 per cent are from an English speaking background.
Chief Executive Far West LHD, Stuart Riley
We share a commitment to work closely to ensure our LHD delivers consistently high quality patient care. Local leadership and decision-making drives us to develop sound governance and strategic directions for the LHD, supported by enhanced local input from clinicians and engagement with consumers and communities. This provides a solid base for ongoing development whilst meeting the needs of our communities.
The LHD has nine facilities Map of our LHD and key facilities
We hope people will become increasingly comfortable using our services and working with our teams to maintain and improve their health. A part of this is expecting everyone who works with us to:
This website is here to provide information about us, the services we provide, what we are doing to improve what we do and to make it easy to let us know what your think of the working we are doing. You’ll also find our monthly newsletter Far West In Focus which gives an insight into what is happening within the District.
The Board and I welcome your comments and suggestions. Please get in touch with us.
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Local decision-making is at the forefront of how the LHD functions, led by a professional Board and LHD Chief Executive.
The Far West Local Health District Board is chaired by Mr Thomas Hynes and 11 Board Members who bring a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the management of our LHD:
The Board and Chief Executive are responsible for:
Click her for our Strategic Plan Vision - Excellence in Rural and Remote Health
Far West LHD 2013 Budget Allocation
The following information is provided in respect to the budget and activity requirements for the District for the financial year 2014/15. The budget represents the initial allocation and may be subject to change as the year progresses.
Far West Budget Activity
People Matter Employee Survey 2014
The People Matter Employee Survey 2014 allowed the Public Service Commission (PSC) to capture employees' perceptions of how well they thought the public sector values are applied across the sector as well as their views on - and experiences in - their workplace.
Far West Local Health District was one of 130 agencies and clusters which participated in the survey with a 48.2% response rate, one of the highest across NSW Health. The results for Far West LHD can be accessed by clicking on the link below:
The results for the whole of the public sector have been published on the Public Service Commission website and can be accessed here 2014 People Matter Employee Survey Main Finding Report. A response rate of 19% (73,550) was received which is a 3% increase on the 2012 inaugural survey response rate of 16% (60,779).
FWLHD Board Annual Public Meeting - 16 December 2013
The Annual Public Meeting of the Far West Local Health District for 2012-13 was held on Monday, 16 December 2013.
The meeting included a presentation by the Board Chair and the presentation of the audited financial report 2012/13 for the District
Click here to view the Annual Public Meeting Report.
NSW Health Annual Report 2012-13
The NSW Health Annual Report 2012-13 has been tabled in the NSW Parliament by the Minister for Health and Minister for Medical Resource, the Hon Jillian Skinner.
Click here to view the NSW Health Annual Report 2012-13
Click here to view the NSW Health Annual Report 2011-12
Click here to view the 2012/13 Budget Allocation by Hospital for the Far West Local Health District