The Department for Health and Ageing (the Department) is an administrative unit established pursuant to the Public Sector Act 2009.
The Department is a funder or service purchaser of health services, policy setter and strategic planner and provider of services. Note 1 of the financial report provides details regarding the Department’s objectives.
The Department is charged with broad ranging policy and administrative responsibilities associated with health. One of the functions delegated to the Chief Executive of the Department under the Health Care Act 2008 is to ensure that there is proper allocation and use of resources between health regions and health services incorporated under the Health Care Act 2008.