2014 Board meeting summaries2017-12-04T04:43:37+10:00

2014 Board meeting summaries

Summary of the key points discussed and decisions made by the Board in 2014. The summaries of discussions and decisions made do not form or represent any part of the minutes of the meetings.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive and Executive Team, including the Metro North Quality Report, Operations Report and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • Clinical Council updates from Metro North and the RBWH. A paper on Consumer and Community Engagement Strategy providing an update on progress and achievements.
  • A paper on Community Board Advisory Group with an update on the current initiatives and key achievements.
  • A paper on Primary Health Care Protocol Achievements with an update on progress, the Board requested feedback on engagement with key stakeholders.
  • A paper on the Chronic Disease Project with an overview of progress and considerations, there is further work to be progressed in this area.
  • A paper on Moreton Bay Integrated Care Centre providing an overview of progress and ongoing requirements.
  • A monthly update on Metro North Communications.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive and Executive Team, including the Metro North Quality Report, Operations Report and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A paper on Metro North Health Service Strategy providing an update on development and consultation strategies, the Board approved the Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Health Service Strategy 2015-20.
  • A paper on Primary Health Networks (PHN) providing an update on strategies, the Board approved a Metro North bid in partnership with the Medicare Local to implement a PHN.
  • A paper on the Children’s and Neonatal Service providing an update on current initiatives and progress.
  • A paper on Children’s Services Gap Analysis providing an update of current capabilities and the development of a Service Level Agreement.
  • A paper providing an overview of Human Resource current initiatives and progress.
  • A monthly update on Metro North communications.
  • A monthly update on Information Technology.
  • A paper on Aged Care providing an update on service strategies.
  • A paper on NGO arrangements and Service Profile providing an update on contractual and service arrangements
  • A paper on Professional and Public Liability with an update on insurance arrangements.
  • A paper on Nursing and Midwifery Conference May 2015 providing a draft progra
  • The Auditor General Report to Parliament – Hospital and Health Service Entities 2013-14; reporting no significant issues and all Hospital and Health Services in a sound position.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive and Executive Team, including the Metro North Quality Report, Operations Report and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A paper on the Chairman Scholarship Program 2014-15 providing an update on applications and progress.
  • A paper on Primary Health Networks (PHN) and arrangements.
  • A paper on the Service Agreement 2014-15 providing an update.
  • A paper on Metro North Operational Plan 2014-15 providing an update, Board approved inprinciple with further engagement of key stakeholders.
  • A paper on the Children’s Neonatal Service providing an update on Service Level Agreement implications.
  • A paper on the Subacute and Ambulatory Service Review providing an overview on current initiatives and progress.
  • A paper on Progress of Priorities 2014-15 providing an overview of current initiatives and progress.
  • A paper on the SEED Innovation Program 2014-15 with an update on achievements.
  • A paper on the Central Patient Intake Services providing an update on the establishment of hubs and implementation timeframes.
  • A paper on HR Delegations providing an update on approval processes for consideration.
  • A monthly update on Information Technology.
  • A paper on G20 Preparation providing a risks review and analysis overview.
  • A monthly update on Metro North Communications.
  • A monthly update on the Service Agreement 2014-15.
  • A paper on the Board Committee Schedule 2015.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive and Executive Team, including the Metro North Quality Report, Operations Report and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A monthly update on the Metro North Work Program 2014-15 providing an overview on current initiatives and progress.
  • A monthly update on Information Technology, the Board approved the Information Technology Strategic Plan 2014-18.
  • A monthly update on Metro North communication and engagement.
  • A paper on the Holy Spirit Northside Hospital providing an update on co-location arrangements with The Prince Charles Hospital.
  • Flying minute for the Annual Report and Financial Statements 2013-14, approved by the Board.
  • A paper on the Metro North Children’s and Neonatal Service providing an update on arrangements with the move of the Royal Children’s Hospital to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
  • A paper on the Outpatient Strategy with an update on arrangements to reduce wait lists and improve access for patients.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive and Executive Team, including the Metro North Quality Report, Operations Report and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A monthly update on the Metro North Work Program 2014-15 providing an overview on current initiatives and progress.
  • A monthly update regarding senior medical contract arrangements.
  • A monthly update on Information Technology.
  • A monthly update on Metro North communications.
  • A paper on Metro North organisational reform arrangements providing an update on development of clinical streams.
  • A paper on the Health Service Strategy with an update on development, with significant effort and contribution from clinicians, staff and community representatives, the Board approved the draft strategy for broader consultation with key stakeholders.
  • A paper on the Strategic and Annual Internal Audit Plans, the Board approved the plans.
  • A paper on the Annual Report providing an update on arrangements for development of the document for 2013-14, the Board approved in-principle the draft report.
  • A paper on the Education and Training review with the key recommendation to develop a Metro North Education and Training Committee, the Board approved the review report.
  • A paper on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit providing an update on the service.
  • A paper on the Metro North Work Program 2013-14 providing a final report on achievements and
    results.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive and Executive Team, including the Metro North Quality Report, Operations Report and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A monthly update on the Metro North Work Program 2013-14 providing an overview on current initiatives and progress.
  • A monthly update regarding senior medical contract arrangements.
  • A monthly update on Metro North communications.
  • A paper on SEED Innovation 2013-14 providing an update on the innovation programs funded in Metro North.
  • A paper on Human Resource delegations as of the 1 July 2014 with changes to reflect Metro North becoming a prescribed employer, the Board approved the revised delegations.
  • A paper on the Metro North Children’s and Neonatal Service providing an update on arrangements with the move of the Royal Children’s Hospital to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital.
  • A paper on Education and Training arrangements with a review conducted and further details to be provided following consultation.
  • A paper on Information Technology arrangements with an update on strategy development, implementation and the transformational road map for Metro North.
  • A paper on the Metro North Work Program 2014-15 with an update on progress with new initiatives ready to commence and risk assessments being conducted.
  • A paper on the Annual Report providing an update on arrangements for development of the document for 2013-14.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive and Executive Team, including the Metro North Quality Report, Operations Report and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A monthly update on the Metro North Work Program 2013-14 providing an overview on current initiatives and progress.
  • A monthly update regarding senior medical contract arrangements.
  • A monthly update on Metro North communications.
  • A paper on the Strategic Plan 2014-18 incorporating feedback from consultation since the March 2014 meeting, the Board approved the document.
  • A paper on the Metro North organisational reform arrangements and revised governance framework with the introduction of an Executive Director Clinical Services and clinical streams.
  • A paper on improvement strategies for Caboolture and Kilcoy including expansion of the Caboolture emergency department and Kilcoy refurbishments.
  • A paper on human resource arrangements with the move to prescribed employer status for Metro North as of 1 July 2014.
  • A paper on the Leadership Development Framework with an update on the approach to strengthen and improve current arrangements including a redesign of the performance appraisal and development process, review of job descriptions and selection processes.
  • A paper on Metro North Internal Audit arrangements, the Board approved a revised model with a mix of in-house, co-source and contracted staff for the audit function.
  • A paper on the Annual Report providing an update on arrangements for development of the document for 2013-14.
  • A paper on Professional and Public Liability arrangements for Metro North.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Finance Officer, including the Metro North Performance and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A monthly update on the Metro North Work Program 2013-14 providing an overview on current initiatives and progress.
  • A monthly update regarding senior medical contract arrangements.
  • A monthly update on Metro North communications.
  • A paper on the Service Agreement 2014-15 with an update on the current offer and negotiations with the Department of Health.
  • A paper on the Work Program 2014-15 with an outline also provided for 2015-16, further updates are to be provided to the Board and Board Finance Committee.
  • A paper on the Annual Report 2014-15 providing an update on preparations and arrangements.
  • A paper on Internal Audit arrangements with an update on the co-source agreement and Internal Audit Charter.
  • A report on the Research Governance Action Plan providing an update on progress of recommendations.
  • A report on Metro North Ethics, Training and Education with two external reviews being progressed, a report is to come back to the Board on the outcome and next steps.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Finance Officer, including the Metro North Performance and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A monthly update on the Metro North Work Program 2013-14 providing an overview on current initiatives and progress.
  • A monthly update regarding senior medical contract arrangements.
  • A monthly update on Metro North communications.
  • A paper on the draft Metro North Quality Improvement Strategy providing an update on arrangements for the strategy and implementation. The Board approved the strategy prior to broader consultation for implementation.
  • A paper on Director and Officer Indemnity, Insurance and Access providing an update on arrangements with approval granted by the Minister and Treasurer under section 60A of the Statutory Bodies Financial Arrangements Act 1982. The Board approved the terms and form of the template with arrangements to be finalised for Board Members and Senior Officers.
  • A paper on the strategic review of facilities and transfer of assets in preparation for the land and building transfer expected in 2014.
  • A paper on labour workforce demographics providing an update on the Metro North profile and future workforce planning arrangements.
  • A paper on arrangements for securing mental health adult inpatient wards, further reports and updates are to be provided to the Board Safety and Quality Committee

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Finance Officer, including the Metro North Performance and Finance Report.
  • Reports from the Board Sub-Committees: Finance Committee; Risk and Audit Committee and Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A monthly update on the Metro North Work Program 2013-14 providing an overview on current initiatives and progress.
  • A monthly update regarding senior medical contract arrangements.
  • A monthly update on Metro North communications.
  • A paper on the prescribed employer framework arrangements, the Board approved the submission of the summary of alignment to the Department of Health Evaluation Framework.
  • A paper on the Sexual Health and HIV Service providing an update on arrangements following the June 2013 review and recommendations.
  • A report on the Mental Health Service review and recommendations with an action plan to be reported through the Board Safety and Quality Committee. The Board approved a follow on review of the Metro North Alcohol and Drug Services.
  • A paper on the Metro North Strategic Plan 2014-18 providing an update on the consultation draft, the Board approved the document to be submitted to the Department of Premier and Cabinet for review whilst consultation is progressed.
  • A paper on the Metro North Health Service Strategy providing an update on development and progress to date.
  • A paper on revised financial delegations for the Chief Executive was approved by the Board.
  • A paper on the updated Risk Management Policy was approved by the Board.

The meeting was chaired by Dr Paul Alexander AO and a range of matters were considered at the meeting including:

  • Reports by the Chief Executive, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Finance Officer, including the Metro North Performance and Finance Report.
  • A report from the Board Finance Committee.
  • A report from the Board Risk and Audit Committee.
  • A report from the Board Safety and Quality Committee.
  • A monthly update on the Metro North Work Program 2013-14 providing an overview on current initiatives and progress.
  • A monthly update regarding senior medical contract arrangements.
  • A monthly update on Metro North communications.
  • A paper on clinical stream evaluation providing an update on initial readiness assessment and further development in Metro North.
  • A paper for the research governance review providing on overview of recommendations with an action plan developed which is to be progressed within Metro North.
  • A paper for the HR review conducted and progress within Metro North.
  • A sick leave comparison report to other Hospital and Health Services was provided with work being progressed to improve rates in Metro North.
  • A report on Metro North risks with a draft Risk Management Policy and Procedure developed for broader stakeholder review and feedback.
  • A paper on NGO arrangements with a review conducted and further work being progressed to consider arrangements more broadly with a report to come back to the Board.
  • A paper on adults with disabilities with details of a response to a Joint Action Plan being progressed, there is further work to be progressed in this area.
  • A paper on contract processes and governance arrangements for Metro North.

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