The State Government has flagged its intention to implement its promised health reforms with the introduction of legislation into Parliament to establish Local Health Network Governing Boards.
Under the current system the governance of SA Health is managed centrally, with authority and accountability residing with the Chief Executive of SA Health.
The proposed changes will result in 10 Local Health Networks, each with their own Governing Board.
This includes three in metropolitan Adelaide, six in regional SA and one statewide Health Network Governing Board for the Women’s and Children’s hospital.
Health Minister Stephen Wade said that the new plan will see better decisions made at a local level and will empower local managers to become better engaged with clinicians.