Governance Review for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals NetworkNSW Health convened an Expert Review Panel to review the current governance of the network. The panel was asked to report its observations and recommendations to the Secretary of Health.

The review

The Expert Review Panel included three members, Dr Kathy Alexander (Chair), Dr Peter Steer and Ms Sue Peter.

Close to 500 people participated in individual or group meetings. In addition, a total of 84 written submissions were received.

The review outlines 16 recommendations.

Next steps

The Health Minister Brad Hazzard has directed the Ministry of Health not to make any final decisions on the Network’s future structure until there has been further opportunity for key stakeholders and a range of other interested parties to be heard. A roundtable has been convened for 27 July 2019.

The purpose of the roundtable is to openly explore the views held by all parties in relation to governance and networking of clinical services, including cardiac procedures.

The safety and wellbeing of the children who attend the Network is everyone’s top priority and this forum provides the opportunity for further consultation.

More information

The full Governance Review for the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network is available.​​​

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