About Us

Governance – Quality and Safety

Rochester and Elmore District Health Service (REDHS) is an incorporated body listed under Schedule 1 of the Health Services Act 1988. Board directors are recommended by the Minister and appointed by the Governor-In-Council for a term of up to three years and act in a voluntary capacity.

The strategic direction of REDHS is determined by the Board of Directors, which meets regularly with the Chief Executive Officer and executive staff to determine governance, compliance and policy. The Board is supported in its decision-making by a number of sub-committees.

Subject to the requirements of government and the Health Service By-Laws, the Board of Directors exercises decisions including the control of funds, determining the range of services to be provided, and the appointment of visiting medical officers and other senior staff.