The establishment of Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (GCHHS) as a statutory body under the control of the Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board (GCHHB) occurred on July 1, 2012. This provides an opportunity to have enhanced local decision making about local health services to benefit the local community. The Board will strive to add genuine value to Gold Coast Health. The Board is committed to developing ways to involve the community in designing local health service delivery into the future.
The GCHHB will continue to focus on strategies to meet the growth in demand for health services. It will considers innovative ways to increase resources to the region, including the possibility of increased public / private partnerships. The Board looks to improve access to hospital services, including making sure the excellent facilities in the region are used to their capacity. The range of services provided locally will continue to be increased. This helps to reduce, and in some cases eliminate, the need for the public to travel to Brisbane for treatment.
The GCHHB are facilitating a review of all the current services that are provided across the spectrum of health care, including community services. This will allow informed decisions to be made on the direction of health services that the GCHHS will provide into the future.