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Country Health SA Local Health Network Incorporated (CHSALHN)

Financial statistics
Total expenses: $872 million
Net cost of providing services: $662 million
Revenues from SA Government: $618 million
Employee benefits liability and related on-costs: $163 million
Workers compensation liability: $19 million
Number of FTEs: 5495

Significant events and transactions
  • In August 2016 the Department for Health and Ageing (DHA) agreed to pay a $5 million fee over five years for a perpetual license to use the Chiron patient administration system to 31 March 2020 and $600 000 each subsequent year for the ongoing use of Chiron.
  • The Chief Executive, DHA approved the transfer of 61 operational employees within the Workforce division of DHA to CHSALHN effective 1 July 2015.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issues:
  • Insufficient review of payroll information
  • Medical officers’ claims are not always matched to records of service provided
  • Chiron system access not restricted to ensure incompatible tasks are segregated