The Board is responsible for the governance activities of the service, deriving its authority from the Hospital and Health Boards Act 2011 and the Hospital and Health Boards Regulation 2012.
There is a clear distinction between the strategic role of the Board and the operational role of the Executive. The Board controls the service for which it is established, whilst the Chief Executive and leadership team are responsible for implementing the Board’s directions and for the day-to-day management of the service.
The functions of the Board include:
- developing the strategic direction and priorities for the operation of MNHHS
- monitoring the compliance and performance
- ensuring safety and quality systems are in place which are focused on the patient experience, quality outcomes, evidence-based practice, education and research
- developing plans, strategies and budgets to ensure the accountable provision of health services
- ensuring risk management systems are in place and overseeing the operation of systems for compliance and risk management reporting to stakeholders
- establishing and maintaining effective systems to ensure that the health services meet the needs of the community.
The Board has ten independent members who all reside in the local catchment area, strengthening local decision making and accountability for health policies, programs and services within MNHHS. Each of the Board Members brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in public, private and not-for-profit sector with a range of clinical, health and business experience.
The following committees support the functions of the Board, each operates with a terms of reference describing the purpose, role, responsibilities, composition, structure and membership:
Board meeting summaries
The Board publishes a summary of the key points discussed and decisions made at each meeting. The summaries highlight key points discussed and any decisions that were made by the board. They do not form or represent any part of the minutes of the meeting.