The Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Incorporated (SALHN) is established pursuant to the Health Care Act 2008.
The powers and functions of SALHN are to establish, provide, maintain and enhance hospital, medical and allied health services in its local area.
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 SALHN. The Chief Executive, Department for Health and Ageing cannot give a direction concerning the clinical treatment of a particular person.