Jan 29
Unique opportunity to be involved in the WNSWLHD Board

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 said, “We have a number of vacancies opening up on the Western NSW LHD Board due to the retirement of a number of members including myself, and I strongly encourage anyone with an interest in health to consider putting yourself forward by completing an expression of interest”.

Mr Griffiths stated that “this is a skills-based Board and members are required to actively contribute to the effective governance WNSWLHD, which provides a broad range of health services to the residents and visitors across our region”. 

Mr Griffiths said, “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”. 

WNSWLHD Chief Executive, Mr Scott McLachlan said “our local 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”. 

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 head to the NSW Health website​ 

Expressions of interest close on Sunday 28 February 2021.