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Country Health SA Local Health Network Incorporated

Functional responsibility

Country Health SA Local Health Network Incorporated (CHSALHN) is an incorporated hospital. CHSALHN is established by the Health Care Act 2008.

The powers and functions of CHSALHN are to provide health services in rural areas of South Australia.

Under the Health Care Act 2008 the Chief Executive, Department for Health and Ageing assumes direct responsibility for the administration of incorporated hospitals. This includes the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer of CHSALHN. The Chief Executive, Department for Health and Ageing cannot give a direction concerning the clinical treatment of a particular person.


Financial statistics
Total expenses: $854 million
Net cost of providing services: $633 million
Revenues from SA Government: $616 million
   
Employee benefits liability and related on-costs: $151 million
Workers compensation liability: $22 million
   
Number of FTEs: 5675

Significant events and transactions
  • The Chief Executive, Department for Health and Ageing approved the transfer of 61 Financial Business Advisory and Hospital Based Revenue Services employees within finance to CHSALHN effective 1 June 2015.
  • During the year the rollout of the One Procurement Solution was finalised resulting in all accounts payable transactions now being processed to a single payable platform (Basware).

Financial statement opinion
Unmodified

Financial controls opinion
Modified
Key issues:
  • Lack of clarity regarding responsibility for maintenance of the supplier masterfile
  • Sundry invoices raised not independently reviewed
  • Need for a review of access to online banking