Invitation to nominate for our district's health board

Western NSW Local Health District Board chair Scott Griffiths is one of those retiring, and encourages others to step up.

Western NSW Local Health District Board chair Scott Griffiths is one of those retiring, and encourages others to step up.

The NSW Minister for Health, the Hon. Brad Hazzard is inviting applications from persons interested in becoming a member of the Western NSW Local Health District Board.

WNSWLHD Board Chair Scott Griffiths says there are a number of vacancies opening up on the board due to the retirement of members, and he's encouraging anyone with an interest in health to consider completing an expression of interest.

"The Board is responsible for overseeing an effective governance and risk management framework for the district, setting its strategic directions, ensuring high standards of professional and ethical conduct are maintained, involve providers and the community in decisions that affect them, monitoring the service delivery and financial performance of the district against its targets and holding the chief executive accountable for their performance," Mr Griffiths said.

WNSWLHD Chief Executive, Mr Scott McLachlan says the board plays an important role within the Local Health District.

"Individuals wishing to apply should demonstrate the capacity to represent the interest of consumers of health services and the local community," he said.

Persons completing an expression of interest must indicate any affiliations with universities, clinical schools or research centres, as well as skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Corporate governance
  • Health manager/health administration
  • Business/financial management/public administration
  • Clinical practice/provision of health services to patients
  • Expertise, knowledge or experience in relation to Aboriginal health
  • Understanding of local community issues
  • Understanding of or experience in primary health care.

To apply or find out more go online to the NSW Health websitewww.health.nsw.gov.au or for enquiries call 1800 328 998.

Expressions of interest close on Sunday 28 February 2021.