Annual report 2016/17 - Accessible version

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Table 3: Board meeting attendance 2016–17

Name Number of meetings Meetings attended
Full Board meeting
Professor Neale Fong (Chair) 12 11
Ms Wendy Newman (Deputy Chair) 12 10
Mr Alan Ferris 12 10
Mr Michael Hardy 12 10
Dr Daniel Heredia 12 8
Dr Kim Isaacs 12 12
Mr Joshua Nisbet 12 11
Mrs Mary Anne Stephens 12 10
Mrs Meredith Waters 12 12
Finance Committee 
Alan Ferris (Chair) 10 10
Wendy Newman  10 9
Mary Anne Stephens 10 10
Audit and Risk Committee
Michael Hardy (Chair) 6 6
Alan Ferris 6 5
Mary Anne Stephens 6 6
Safety, Quality and Performance Committee
Daniel Heredia (Chair) 5 4
Kim Isaacs 5 5
Joshua Nisbet 5 4
Meredith Waters 5 5

Table 5: Actual results versus budget targets for WACHS

  2016–17
Target ($ '000)
2016–17
Actual ($ '000)
Variation (+/-)
($ '000)
Explanation of variance
Total cost of services 1,566,208 1,783,070 216,862 Continuing and new services for which funding was not included in the initial target but were the subject of budget adjustments throughout the year and at Mid-year Review.
Net cost of services 920,302 1,119,281 198,979 Continuing and new services for which funding was not included in the initial target but were the subject of budget adjustments throughout the year and at Mid-year Review.
Total Equity 2,512,241 2,277,450 -234,791 Delays in the Capital Works program and asset revaluation decrements.
Approved full time equivalent staff level (salary associated with FTE) 7,664.90 7,606 -58.9 Reduced staffing levels in the first half of the year following the 2015–16 recruitment freeze.

Table 6: Actual results versus KPI targets

Key performance indicator 2016-17 Target 2016-17 Actual Variance

OUTCOME 1: Restoration of patients’ health, provision of maternity care to women and newborns, and support for patients and families during terminal illness.

Percentage of patients discharged to home after admitted hospital treatment 97.60% 97.50% 0.10%

Survival rates for sentinel conditions

Stroke by age group
0-49 98.5% 95.8% -2.7%
50-59 98.2% 100.0% 1.8%
60-69 98.7% 92.3% -6.4%
70-79 96.1% 92.9% -3.2%
80+ 81.9% 84.1% 2.2%
Acute myocardial infarction by age group
0-49 99.1% 100.0% 0.9%
50-59 99.2% 100.0% 0.8%
60-69 99.2% 94.7% -4.5%
70-79 98.4% 94.7% -3.7%
80+ 96.0% 90.7% -5.3%
Fractured neck of femur by age group
70-79 98.7% 100.0% 1.3%
80+ 97.8% 95.8% -2.0%
Proportion of elective wait list patients waiting over boundary for reportable procedures 0% 0.6% 0.6%

Unplanned hospital readmissions within 28 days for selected surgical procedures (per 1,000)

Knee replacement 29 22.6 -6.4
Hip replacement 22 36.7 14.7
Tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy 64 46.2 17.8
Hysterectomy 28 33.8 5.8
Prostatectomy 27 89.3 62.3
Cataract surgery 1 3.9 2.9
Appendectomy 37 41.2 4.2
Rate of unplanned readmissions within 28 days to the same hospital for a mental health condition (per 1,000) 61 82 21
Percentage of live born term infants with an Apgar score of seven or less, five minutes post delivery 1.80% 1.50% -0.30%
Average cost per casemix adjusted separation for non-tertiary hospitals $6,877 $6,408 -$469
Average cost per bed-day for admitted patients (small hospitals) $2,125 $3,806 $1,681
Average cost per emergency department/service attendance $840 $951 $111
Average cost per public patient non-admitted activity $442 $491 $49
Average cost per non-admitted occasion of service provided in a nursing post $374 $418 $44
Average cost per trip of Patient Assisted Travel Scheme $448 $438 -$10

OUTCOME 2: Enhanced health and well-being of Western Australians through health promotion, illness and injury prevention and appropriate continuing care.

Percentage of contacts with community-based public
mental health non-admitted services within seven
days prior to admissions to a public mental health
inpatient unit
70.00% 47.30% -22.70%
Percentage of contacts with community-based
public mental health non-admitted services within
seven days post discharge from public mental health
inpatient units
75.00% 67.50% -7.50%
Average cost per capita of Population Health Units $352 $294 -$58
Average cost per bed-day for specified residential
care facilities, flexible care (hostels) and nursing
home type residents
$420 $526 $106
Average cost per bed-day in specialised mental
health inpatient units
$2,092 $2,186 $94
Average cost per three month period of care for
community mental health
$2,649 $2,434 -$215

Fig 3: Index of relative socio-economic disadvantage quintiles

Local government association Region Quintile group (1 = Most disadvantaged, 5 = Least disadvantaged)
City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Goldfields 4
Shire of Coolgardie Goldfields 1
Shire of Dundas Goldfields 1
Shire of Esperance Goldfields 3
Shire of Laverton Goldfields 1
Shire of Leonora Goldfields 3
Shire of Menzies Goldfields 1
Shire of Ngaanyatjarraku Goldfields 1
Shire of Ravensthorpe Goldfields 4
City of Albany Great Southern 3
Shire of Broomehill-Tambellup Great Southern 2
Shire of Cranbrook Great Southern 2
Shire of Denmark Great Southern 3
Shire of Gnowangerup Great Southern 3
Shire of Jerramungup Great Southern 4
Shire of Katanning Great Southern 1
Shire of Kent Great Southern 5
Shire of Kojonup Great Southern 3
Shire of Plantagenet Great Southern 2
Shire of Wagin Great Southern 2
Shire of Woodanilling Great Southern 4
Shire of Derby-West Kimberley Kimberley 1
Shire of Halls Creek Kimberley 1
Shire of Wyndham-East Kimberley Kimberley 1
Shires of Broome Kimberley 1
City of Greater Geraldton Midwest 2
Shire of Carnamah Midwest 3
Shire of Carnarvon Midwest 1
Shire of Chapman Valley Midwest 4
Shire of Coorow Midwest 2
Shire of Cue Midwest 1
Shire of Exmouth Midwest 4
Shire of Irwin Midwest 3
Shire of Meekatharra Midwest 1
Shire of Mingenew Midwest 2
Shire of Morawa Midwest 2
Shire of Mount Magnet Midwest 1
Shire of Murchison Midwest 1
Shire of Northampton Midwest 2
Shire of Perenjori Midwest 4
Shire of Sandstone Midwest 1
Shire of Shark Bay Midwest 2
Shire of Three Springs Midwest 2
Shire of Upper Gascoyne Midwest 1
Shire of Wiluna Midwest 1
Shire of Yalgoo Midwest 1
City of Karratha Pilbara 5
Shire of Ashburton Pilbara 5
Shire of East Pilbara Pilbara 2
Town of Port Hedland Pilbara 4
City of Bunbury South West 4
City of Busselton South West 4
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River South West 4
Shire of Boyup Brook South West 3
Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes South West 3
Shire of Capel South West 4
Shire of Collie South West 2
Shire of Dardenup South West 4
Shire of Donnybrook-Balingup South West 3
Shire of Harvey South West 4
Shire of Manjimup South West 2
Shire of Nannup South West 3
Shire of Beverley Wheatbelt 1
Shire of Boddington Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Brookton Wheatbelt 2
Shire of Bruce Rock Wheatbelt 2
Shire of Chittering Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Corrigin Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Cuballing Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Cunderdin Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Dalwallinu Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Dandaragan Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Dowerin Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Dumbleyung Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Gingin Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Goomalling Wheatbelt 2
Shire of Kellerberrin Wheatbelt 1
Shire of Kondinin Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Koorda Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Kulin Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Lake Grace Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Merredin Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Moora Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Mount Marshall Wheatbelt 5
Shire of Mukinbudin Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Narembeen Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Narrogin (Shire) Wheatbelt 5
Shire of Northam Wheatbelt 2
Shire of Nungarin Wheatbelt 2
Shire of Pingelly Wheatbelt 1
Shire of Quairading Wheatbelt 1
Shire of Tammin Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Toodyay Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Trayning Wheatbelt 1
Shire of Victoria Plains Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Wandering Wheatbelt 4
Shire of West Arthur Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Westonia Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Wickepin Wheatbelt 2
Shire of Williams Wheatbelt 4
Shire of Wongan Ballidu Wheatbelt 3
Shire of Wyalkatchem Wheatbelt 1
Shire of Yilgarn Wheatbelt 3
Shire of York Wheatbelt 3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics: Index of Relative Socio-economic Disadvantage, 2011