Health and Community Services Complaints Commission Report on Investigation of Royal Darwin Hospital Security Arrangements for the protection of Children and Infants Paediatric Ward 5B Volume 1
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8. holders. The relevant parts of the organisational charts3 for RDH as from 12 October 2007 is attached. What is notable is the absence in the October 2007 re-alignment of the RDH management and clinical structure of any reference to the role of the Royal Darwin Hospital Board of Management. The RDH is a hospital declared to be so on 2 June 1987 by a declaration made under the Medical Services Act. The RDH therefore is required to comply with the Hospital Management Boards Act. The Management Board must consist of: The Manager of the hospital. The medical practitioner in charge of having principal responsibility for providing medical services at the hospital. The person in charge of nursing services at the hospital. Five other persons appointed by the Minister. When a person is appointed as a member the appointment must be notified in the Government Gazette. Appointments of members can not be for more than three years but they are eligible for re-appointment. As at 30 June 2006 the annual report of the Board states there were three members of five required and out of twelve meetings the attendance rate was less than 50%. There must be five members present for a quorum and the Board SHALL meet not less frequently than once a month at the RDH. The Minister may attend any meeting. Minutes must be kept of all meetings. The functions of the Board of Management are: Section 22 - (a) to give directions and offer advice, not inconsistent with the Public Sector Employment and Management Act or the Financial Management Act or the directions of the Minister, to the Manager of the hospital with respect to any matter relating to the operation of the hospital; (b) to fix and supervise the standards of service provided by or through the hospital; (c) to advise and make recommendations to the Minister on any matter relating to the operation of the hospital, including the needs of the hospital in relation to its future development; (d) to co-ordinate the use of resources in the hospital; (e) to raise money, and spend and pay out any money raised, for such uses in the hospital as are approved by the Minister; (f) to accept and receive money donated to the hospital, and spend and pay out any money donated, for uses in the hospital; (g) to maintain liaison with other persons or bodies in the area served by the hospital; and (h) to exercise and discharge such powers, duties and functions as are conferred or imposed on it by or under this or any other Act. 3 Volume 2 - RDH Attachment 22