The Metro South Hospital and Health Board sets the strategic direction for Metro South Health and tracks our performance to ensure we meet our targets as set out in our service agreement with the Department of Health.
The statutory role and requirements of the Board are set out in section 7 of the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 (PDF, 1.2MB) and part 2, division 2 outlines its powers and functions. The Board consists of seven independent non-executive Directors. The Governor-in-Council is responsible for selecting the Directors, based on their experience and knowledge, and determining their remuneration.
The Board reports to the Minister for Health and Minister for Ambulance Services, The Honourable Yvette D’Ath MP. The Board Charter (PDF, 4.12 MB) specifies the role and responsibilities of the Board in detail. There are four sub-committees in place to assist with monitoring the health service's systems of internal control, financial reporting and clinical safety and quality.