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Purpose: To ensure the Western Sydney Local Health District has appropriate patient safety and clinical quality systems to monitor performance and to continuously improve patient care. The HCQC will fulfill this by following these objectives:
Chair: Adjunct Professor Debra Thoms, WSLHD Board Member
Secretariat: Sandra Jones, Executive Assistant to the Director Safety & Quality WSLHD
Purpose: The functions of the Finance, Performance and Assets Management Committee of the Board are to oversee Western Sydney LHD’s strategic approach to finance, operational performance and capital works/assets and monitor, review and recommend actions to the Board on:
Chair: Andrew Bernard, WSLHD Board member
Executive sponsor: Barry Mitrevski, Director Finance
Secretariat: Carrie Han, Executive Assistant to the Director Finance
Purpose: The WSLHD Research Development Committee has been established to provide leadership for the development of research and to ensure high quality research is translated into improved clinical care in WSLHD. As a Committee of the Board, the Committee is responsible for the governance of research within the LHD and provides assurance to the Board on research activities.
Following are some of the key responsibilities of the Research Development Committee:
Chair: Professor John Wheatley
Secretariat: Mark T Smith, Research and Education Network
Contact Unit: Research and Education Network email@example.com
Purpose: The purpose of the Audit and Risk Committee (ARC) is to provide independent assistance to the Board by monitoring, reviewing and providing advice about the organisation’s governance processes, risk management and control frameworks, and its external accountability obligations.
The Board has established an Audit and Risk Committee, with the following core responsibilities:
Chair: Allan Cook, Independent member
Executive Sponsor: Eduardo Alegado, Chief Audit Executive
Secretariat: Margaret Taofi, Internal Auditor & Investigator
Purpose: The purpose of the Nominations Committee is to provide advice and assistance to the WSLHD Board on the skills, experience, demographics, and personal and behavioural attributes required to fill actual and potential vacancies on the Board, considering both the short-term and longer-term needs of the District. The Board, at its discretion, can suitably inform the Minister of its identified needs. At the request of the Board, the Committee may also assist and advise the Board on the composition, size, diversity and succession arrangements for the Board and its committees.
Chair: Narelle Bell, Board Member
Executive Sponsor: Graeme Loy, Chief Executive WSLHD
Secretariat: Joyce Semaan, Governance Officer