HEALTH SERVICE BOARD — MEMBERSHIP
770. Hon PETER COLLIER to the parliamentary secretary representing
the Minister for Health:
I refer to the resignation letters
of the North Metropolitan Health Service board members tabled in the
Legislative Council yesterday and claims in those letters that the incoming
chair of the board, Jim McGinty, wanted an entirely new board. One letter
I refer to email correspondence
received from, and a subsequent telephone conversation with, your Chief of
Staff on 12 June 2018. It is my understanding the in-coming Chair of the North
Metropolitan Health Service (''NMHS'') Board wishes to have an
entirely new board appointed from 1 July.
(1) Did the
minister have conversations with Mr McGinty prior to his appointment regarding
the make-up of the new board or did Mr McGinty provide the minister with a list
of potential board members?
(2) Did Mr
McGinty make it clear to the minister that he wanted an entirely new board?
(3) Was the
minister aware that his chief of staff had advised the existing board members
that Mr McGinty wished to have an entirely new board?
(4) Did the
minister instruct his chief of staff to advise board members on or around 12
June 2018 that they would no longer be required on the NMHS board?
(5) If yes to
(4), why was that message conveyed to board members and on what basis was an
entirely new board required?
(6) If no to
(4), on what basis did the minister's chief of staff convey to board
members that an entirely new board would be appointed?
Hon ALANNA CLOHESY
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the
question. I am advised of the following.
(3) The chief
of staff did not advise the existing board that an entirely new board was being
sought. The chief of staff discussed preferences for the composition of a new