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Far West Local Health District

Welcome

My name is Stuart Riley, Chief Executive of our new Local Health District which commenced operations on 1 January 2011.

I will be working with the LHD District Board, local clinicians and our community to provide the best possible health care to the people of Far West Local Health District.

Local Health Districts have come about as a result of the NSW Government's support for national health reform. NSW was the first state in Australia to implement these new locally managed health networks.

Our Structure

Our Local Health District has been set-up in accordance with the National Health and Hospital Agreement.

Local decision-making is at the forefront of how the new organisation will function, led by a professional Board and LHD Chief Executive.

I will work closely with the Board to ensure our LHD delivers consistently high patient care, supported by enhanced local input from clinicians and the community.

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:

  • Mr Thomas Hynes (Chair)
  • Mr Allan Carter
  • Mr John Harris
  • Mr Stephen O'Halloran
  • Mr Clyde Thomson
  • Professor David Lyle
  • Mrs Maureen O'Donnell
  • Ms Dale Sutton
  • Mr William Johnstone
  • Dr Peter Tomlinson
  • Ms Melissa Welsh

The Board and Chief Executive are responsible for:

  • Improving local patient outcomes and responding to issues that arise throughout our Local Health District.
  • Monitoring the performance of our Local Health District against performance measures in the LHD Service Agreement.
  • Delivering services and performance standards within an agreed budget, based on annual strategic and operating plans. This forms the basis of our Local Health District Service Agreement.
  • Ensuring services are provided efficiently and accountably. Production of Annual Reports that are subject to State financial accountability and audit frameworks.
  • Maintaining effective communication with local and State public health stakeholders.

The Corporate Governance Statements can be accessed here

The next few months will see the structure of our new Local Health District fully develop. I will keep this website up-to-date, so that you can monitor our progress and get to know more about how your local health system is working.

I would like to acknowledge the help being given to us by our colleagues from the Area Health Service of which we used to be a part. We are working together to build our capacity in all aspects of the Local Health District's operations.

The Board and I welcome your comments and suggestions. Please get in touch with us.

Our Vision

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 2013/14. The budget represents the initial allocation and may be subject to change as the year progresses.

 Far West LHD 2013 Budget Allocation Document

 Far West Budget Activity

 Balranald 2013 Budget Allocation

 Broken 2013 Hill Budget Allocation

 Dareton 2013 Budget Allocation

 Ivanhoe 2013Budget Allocation

 Menindee 2013 Budget Allocation

 Tibooburra 2013Budget Allocation

 Wilcannia/White Cliffs 2013 Budget Allocation

 Wentworth 2013 Budget Allocation

People Matter Employee Survey 2012

The People Matter Employee Survey 2012 was the first of its kind in the NSW public sector and 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 35% response rate, one of the highest across NSW Health. The results for Far West LHD can be accessed by clicking on the link below:

 - Agency report for Far West LHD

 

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