Non-Clinical Services at Fiona Stanley Hospital

Report 14: 16 August, 2017

Auditor General’s overview

Auditor General Colin Murphy

Fiona Stanley Hospital was the first large new public hospital constructed in many years, providing opportunities for new approaches to facilities and their management. There has been ongoing public, media … Read more →

Introduction and background

Fiona Stanley Hospital (FSH) is the largest hospital in WA, offering health care services to southern Perth suburbs and regional communities across the State. The hospital opened in October 2014. … Read more →

Audit conclusion

Overall, non-clinical service delivery at FSH has met contractual requirements, and SMHS has the resources and processes in place to manage the contract. However, SMHS is not tracking overall cost … Read more →

Key findings

The costs of contracted non-clinical services are higher than estimates at approval After 2 years of full operations (2015-16 and 2016-17) non-clinical services cost $331 million, about $24.6 million more … Read more →

Recommendations

SMHS should by July 2018: Drive cost effectiveness of the contract a. update the initial contract cost estimate and monitor contract costs against the revised estimates b. update cost estimates … Read more →

Responses

South Metropolitan Health Service The South Metropolitan Health Service (SMHS) welcomes the acknowledgement from the OAG of the high levels of accountability, reporting and complexity of the contract, which has … Read more →

In depth The following additional information does not form part of the report tabled in Parliament

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