MENTAL HEALTH — CLINICAL GOVERNANCE REVIEW
1318. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary representing the
Minister for Mental Health:
refer to question without notice 925 about the review of the clinical
governance of all public mental health services. The minister gave an
undertaking that no substantive changes would be undertaken until the review is
(1) Is the North Metropolitan Health
Service currently restructuring its mental health services?
(2) Is a recruitment
process underway for any new substantive positions within the north
metropolitan mental health services?
(3) If yes to (1)
and/or (2), why is this occurring when a review of the clinical governance of
all mental health services is underway?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) Yes, the executive of the Mental
Health, Public Health and Dental Services is being restructured.
restructure of the Mental Health, Public Health and Dental Services executive
is appropriate operational governance and is required to enable a functional
leadership. Stabilisation of the MHPHDS executive was a priority to ensure that
the ongoing leadership and the service will be in a better position to respond
to any recommendations from the clinical governance review.