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Women’s and Children’s Health Network Incorporated

Functional responsibility

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.


Financial statistics
Total expenses: $431 million
Net cost of providing services: $378 million
Revenues from SA Government: $384 million
   
Employee benefits liability and related on-costs: $92 million
Workers compensation liability: $5 million
   
Number of FTEs: 2654

Significant events and transactions

The Chief Executive, Department for Health and Ageing approved the transfer of 15 Financial Business Advisory and Hospital Based Revenue Services employees within finance to WCHN effective 1 June 2015.


Financial statement opinion
Unmodified

Financial controls opinion
Modified
Key issues:
  • Review of Basware system access (including delegations) requires improvement
  • Lack of clarity regarding responsibility for maintenance of the supplier masterfile
  • Sundry invoices raised not independently reviewed