Child and Adolescent Health Service Board

The Health Services Act 2016 commenced 1 July 2016 to modernise the public health system, setting out how we govern, structure and manage WA Health to bring decision-making closer to service delivery and patient care.  

This involves establishing the Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS) as a separate statutory authority, governed by a Board that is legally responsible and accountable for the delivery of safe, high-quality, efficient and economical health services to Western Australian children and adolescents.

The CAHS Board is comprised of nine highly capable and committed professionals with a diverse range of experience across the fields of medicine and health care, finance, law, and community and consumer engagement.

Health Service Boards enable greater local authority and accountability and will bring a diverse range of skills and experience to ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality and sustainable health care to our communities.

Board Chair

  • Ms Deborah Karasinski

Deputy Board Chair

  • Professor Geoffrey Dobb

Board Members

  • Dr Daniel McAullay
  • Mr Brendan Ashdown
  • Ms Kathleen Bozanic
  • Ms Anne Donaldson
  • Mr Peter Mott
  • Mr Andrew Thompson
  • Dr Alexius Julian

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