NSW Health has fifteen Local Health Districts and three Specialty Networks covering New South Wales. Each Local Health District and Specialty Network has been established with a governing board. Governing boards are an important part of the overall management of the public health system in NSW. Each board has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and operational efficiency of the Local Health District or Specialty Network they oversee.
Local Health Districts and Specialty Networks are established to operate public hospitals and institutions and provide health services to communities within geographical areas or a defined patient population for Specialty Networks.
Responsibilities of a Local Health District or Specialty Network are to:
In NSW Health we strive to reflect the CORE values of collaboration, openness, respect and empowerment in our workplace.
This website offers general information about governing boards, as well as a range of resources specifically for board members.