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Department for Health and Ageing (DHA)

Financial statistics
Total expenses: $4951 million
Net cost of providing services: $3239 million
Total appropriation: $3120 million
Employee benefits liability and related on-costs: $63 million
Workers compensation liability: $3.1 million
Number of FTEs: 2036

Significant events and transactions
  • DHA progressed its Transforming Health reforms to the health care system.
  • As at 30 June 2016 DHA holds $33 million of property assets classified as held for sale, including a portion of the previous Glenside hospital site and a property on Osmond Terrace, Norwood.
  • DHA’s provision for insurance, which estimates DHA’s liability for professional indemnity, including medical malpractice and general public liability, increased $22 million to $122 million.
  • In August and September 2016 DHA’s Chief Executive and two deputy chief executives ceased employment.
  • The net consolidated result was a $317 million deterioration from the original budget.

Financial statement opinion

Financial controls opinion
Key issues:
  • Processes were not adequate to ensure consistent and appropriate management of medical officers’ professional development entitlements
  • Biomedical and clinical equipment asset management database was incomplete
  • Agency nursing contracts were not managed according to agreements
  • Payroll delegations and authorisations were not reviewed as intended
  • Breakdowns in controls that ensure the accuracy and completeness of employee payments
  • Expenditure system access and approval profiles were not regularly reviewed
  • Inventory records adjusted without required approval