Performance Framework for South Australia Local Health Networks

South Australia Department of Health, 2011

Health Policy Analysis was engaged by the South Australia Department of Health to undertake a consultancy assignment leading to the development of a performance framework (including indicators and targets) for the 2011-12 Health Service Agreements between the Department and the five Local Health Networks. Health Policy Analysis was also required to make recommendations for governance arrangements to monitor, review and manage the performance of Local Health Networks, including a policy for escalating the degree of monitoring and review by the Department for inadequate performance.

Key steps involved included:

The resulting framework proposed that service agreements specify:

A report and performance framework was prepared and submitted to the Department in June. The performance framework was subsequently implemented for the 2011-12 service agreements with Local Health Networks.