Board of Management
The volunteer members of the Board of Management oversee the strategic direction of MDHS. Members are appointed for one, two or three year terms by the Governor in Council and are responsible for the provision of agreed services within the resources available.
The Board of Management is the governance body of MDHS, a role which includes monitoring the financial management, risk management, care standards and compliance with regulations and legislation.
Board of Management 2015-16:
Peter McAllister (President)
Kelly Mason (Vice-President)
Gerard Richmond (Treasurer)
The MDHS Executive team is committed to operating cohesively to help people manage their own health better and understands Government priorities but always delivering person-centred goals, as well as developing a working environment which promotes a sense of well-being and creating opportunities for education and understanding.
Terry Welch, Chief Executive Officer
MBA, GradDipHlthSrvcsMgt, Cert Coronary Care, RN, GAICD
Dr Eric Kennelly, Director of Medical Services
BSc, MBBS, DipRACOG
Mrs Tracey Wilson, Director of Primary & Preventative Health
MPHAA, MAICD, MBA, DipAppSci (Dental Therapy)
Mrs Laura Martin, Director of Finance & Corporate Services
Chartered Accountant, BABus/HotelMgt
Mrs Nickola Allan, Director of Quality and Safety
Our vision will be achieved by:
Providing Optimal Services
Developing Our Workforce
Collaborating Through Partnership
Being consistently honest, trustworthy and accountable
This is a reflection of our behaviours, attitudes and words, always being fair and honest and caring to those who we work with and come in contact with
Only the best by us will do, achieving the highest standard of service and care
We consistently do what we say we are going to do by supporting and holding each other to account
Working together to support common values and vision for shared goals
Currently under review
As part of the Department of Health’s Resource Smart Healthcare project (in partnership with Sustainability Victoria), MDHS has developed and submitted an organisational Environmental Sustainability Plan, which makes a commitment to reducing our environmental impacts through adopting an environment policy, setting key objectives and targets, developing an environmental strategy to achieve goals and monitoring and reporting achievements.
In 2011 MDHS was awarded the Central Highlands Water Smart Resource Management Award of the Powercor Central Goldfields Business Awards and has achieved a silver Medal for Water Management under the Waste Wise program.
An Environmental Sustainability (ES) Committee comprising of staff members dedicated to “going green” meets regularly to progress the objectives and targets outlined in annual action plans, and discuss and develop other ideas and initiatives to reduce waste and MDHS’ environmental impact.
Completed Items – Environmental Sustainability Action Management Plan
Ambulance reports halved
Reduction of excessive paperwork for Ambulance reporting.
Battery recycling program introduced, household batteries can now also be collected for recycling.
Bottle & cans recycling
Bottles and cans recycling is now collected by Shire recycling company.
Bulk purchasing reviewed
Bulk purchased on monthly/ weekly basis reducing invoice/ DD paperwork.
Change Avoca airconditioners to inverter style
Replacement program for Avoca airconditioners.
Clinical waste bins
Revamp of clinical waste bins to reduce collection numbers
Consistent efficient internal envelopes
Reusable internal envelopes developed for internal mail.
Dishwasher for Maryborough kitchen
Purchase energy and water efficient dishwasher for Kitchen. Installed 2015.
Dishwasher for Theatre
Purchase energy and water efficient dishwasher for Theatre.
Display regarding our sustainable practices
Noticeboard display for staff/visitors on Health Service recycling projects
Downsizing or changing fleet to diesel
Improving fuel effeciency by purchasing smaller fuel efficient and energy efficient vehicles. New project underway 2015.
HR and payroll now using electronic timesheets reducing hardcopy paperwork.
Energy efficient lighting
Energy efficient lighting placed through Health Service.
Finance paperwork cut down to one invoice per week/month rather than for every purchase
Streamline finance paperwork by reducing invoicing paperwork.
Food waste recycling
Collected and placed on worm farm approx 300 lt/kg per month.
Green waste recycling
Outdoors green waste used as mulching where possible.
Induction program for new staff
Environmental program objectives have been included into mandatory training for staff.
Information Technology recycling
Company has been sourced to recycle IT consumables when recycling required.
iPad/laptop for Management Committees
iPad/laptops used by managers and care standard committee reducing printing paper minutes.
Mandatory Training reminders via SMS
Staff receiving mandatory training text reminders reducing hard copies.
Paper & cardboard recycling
Recycled paper and cardboard is now collected and recycled by Cleanaway.
Plastic now collected and sent to recycling company.
Printer project completed with rationalising of non-duplex printing and tap print solution implemented. Largely reducing paper.
Electronically sent out to all staff
Staff/Patient letters emailed
Patient letters/forms to be e-mailed where possible, staff letters to be e-mailed.
“Think before you Print” on all emails
“Think before you print” reminder placed on bottom of all e-mails.
Toner cartridges now collect and returned to supplier for recycling.
Turn off lights unless dull, air conditioners set at 18-23 degrees, computers off at night
Educational program into energy usage undertaken to reduce energy consumption of lights, air conditioners and computers.
Implementation of 170 kw of solar across Maryborough, Dunolly and Avoca Campus