Central Coast Local Health District
Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) provides public health services to the Central Coast region, a growing and ageing population expected to reach 355,000 by 2022.
The area is served by two acute hospitals – Gosford and Wyong – two sub-acute facilities and ten community health centres in addition to other community based services.
Gosford Hospital is the principal referral hospital and regional trauma centre for the Central Coast and Wyong Hospital is a major metropolitan hospital.
Map of our LHD and key facilities
Table summarising the key functions of our LHD
Annual Report 2011-12 NSW Health
NSW Health Organisations (CCLHD Page 160)
Our Local Health District has been set-up in accordance with the National Health and Hospital Agreement.
Local decision-making is at the forefront of how the new organisation will function, led by a professional Health District Board and LHD Chief Executive.
I will work closely with the Board to ensure our LHD delivers consistently high patient care, supported by enhanced local input from clinicians and the community.
The Central Coast Local Health District Board is chaired by Mr Paul Tonkin and nine Board Members who bring a wealth of experience and local knowledge to the management of our LHD:
- Mr Paul Tonkin (Chair)
- Professor Maree Gleeson
- Dr Sean Kelly
- Dr Phil Godden
- Dr Philip Hayes
- Dr June Heinrich AM
- Conjoint Professor Margaret McMillan OAM
- Mr Neal O'Callaghan
- Mr Phillip Peterson
- Mr Graham McGuiness OAM
The Health District Board and Chief Executive are responsible for:
- Improving local patient outcomes and responding to issues that arise throughout our Local Health District.
- Monitoring the performance of our Local Health District against performance measures in the LHD Service Agreement.
- Delivering services and performance standards within an agreed budget, based on annual strategic and operating plans. This forms the basis of our Local Health District Service Agreement.
- Ensuring services are provided efficiently and accountably. Production of Annual Reports that are subject to State financial accountability and audit frameworks.
- Maintaining effective communication with local and State public health stakeholders.
The next few months will see the structure of our new Local Health District fully develop. I will keep this website up-to-date, so that you can monitor our progress and get to know more about how your local health system is working.
I would like to acknowledge the help being given to us by our colleagues from the Area Health Service of which we used to be a part. We are working together to build our capacity in all aspects of the Local Health District’s operations.
The Health District Board and I welcome your comments and suggestions. Please get in touch with us.
Central Coast Local Health District - ABN: 88 523 389 096