The establishment of Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS) as a statutory body under the control of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board (GCHHB) occurred on 1 July 2012. This provides an opportunity to have enhanced local decision making about local health services to benefit the local community. The Board will strive to add genuine value to Gold Coast Health.
The Board consists of a chair, deputy chair and members. Secretariat services are provided through Governance Risk and Commercial Services. The board is committed to developing ways to involve the community in designing local health service delivery into the future.
The GCHHB will be focussing on strategies to meet the growth in demand for health services. It will be looking at innovative ways to increase resources to the region, including the possibility of increased public/private partnerships. It will look to improve access to hospital services, including making sure the excellent facilities in the region are used to their capacity. The range of services provided locally will be increased. This will reduce, and in some cases eliminate, the need for the public to travel to Brisbane for treatment.
The GCHHB will be facilitating a review of all the current services that are provided across the spectrum of health care, including community services. This will allow informed decisions to be made on the direction of health services that the GCHHS will provide into the future.