Health

Health

2016-17

Asset management in Health

This audit will examine how efficiently and effectively NSW Health and Local Health Districts manage equipment used for the diagnosis or treatment of patients. This may include:

  • functional planning of equipment to meet maximum utility, including the routine scheduling and availability of equipment
  • strategic planning of equipment to ensure demand can be met in a timely and equitable way
  • rules, policies and practices that apply to the buying, leasing and maintaining equipment.

Palliative care

Palliative care is an increasingly important part of the health system. The demand for palliative care services is increasing due to the ageing of the population and increases in the prevalence of cancer and other chronic diseases that accompany ageing.

This audit will look at whether people in New South Wales receive high‑quality palliative care that is timely, coordinated, and responsive to their needs and wishes. This may also include an assessment of progress toward meeting the key objectives set in the ‘NSW Government plan to increase access to palliative care 2012–2016’.

2017-18

  • Follow up on activity based funding – Management demand and hospital cost/quality variation
  • ICT project management and benefits realisation in Health
  • Integrated care
  • Ambulance Service performance

2018-19

  • Governance arrangements in local health districts and hospitals
  • Rostering system benefits realisation in Health
  • National Disability Insurance Scheme – Impacts on health services