The Western Australian Government is implementing reforms to the governance of WA Health. New legislation (the Health Services Act 2016) commenced 1 July 2016, establishing the State’s Health Services as separate, statutory authorities, each governed by a board that is legally responsible and accountable for the delivery of safe, high-quality, efficient and economical health services for its Health Service area.
The establishment of the WA Health Service Boards is part of suite of governance reforms to help the WA public health system be more responsive to the changing needs of local communities, including the need to provide care closer to home.
Chairs and Members of each Board have been appointed by the Minister for Health following an open, skills-based recruitment process, and bring a wealth of skills, experience and passion to ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality and sustainable health care to our communities.
Each Board consists of up to 10 professionals with experience across the fields of medicine and health care, finance, law, and community and consumer engagement. More information on each Board, including its Chairs and Members, can be found in the pages listed below: