The Women’s and Children’s Health Network Incorporated (WCHN) is an incorporated hospital established by the Health Care Act 2008.
The functions of WCHN include the provision of health services to women and children. The principal unit within WCHN is the Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
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 WCHN. The Chief Executive, Department for Health and Ageing cannot give a direction concerning the clinical treatment of a particular person.