About Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service (HHS)

The Gold Coast HHS employs approximately 9,343 FTE staff and has an operating budget of $2.131 billion for 2023-24, which is an increase from the published 2022–23 operating budget of $1.944 billion.

The Gold Coast HHS delivers a broad range of secondary and tertiary health services from three hospitals (Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital and Varsity Lakes Day Hospital), two major allied health precincts (Southport and Robina), and 13 community-located facilities.

A broad range of secondary and tertiary health services are provided at Robina Hospital and Gold Coast University Hospital and various health precincts and community health centres throughout the region. Community service facilities also provide a range of services including child health, mental health and oral health.

A combination of world-class infrastructure, a highly talented and committed workforce and strong partnerships with universities, Gold Coast Primary Health Network and the private and non-government sector, creates a culture of innovation in healthcare delivery.

Across its campuses, Gold Coast HHS has a reputation as one of Australia’s leading teaching hospitals, committed to training the next generation of doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Working under the supervision of senior clinicians, nursing students become nurses, medical students become doctors, and doctors become specialists at Gold Coast Health’s facilities.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

The Gold Coast Hospital and Health Board considers skills and expertise in the areas listed below as highly desirable for a member or Chair:

  • Strategic ICT
  • Public sector

Other skills, knowledge or experience that may be required as set out in the legislation include (but are not limited to):

  • Expertise in Business management
  • Expertise in Financial management
  • Clinical expertise and Clinician
  • Primary healthcare skills, knowledge and experience
  • Consumer and community health knowledge
  • Academia in HHS operations
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander persons and associated Community Health issues

We strongly encourage First Nations people, women, people with expertise in multiculturalism, young people and people with disabilities to apply.

Board Members are key leaders in their local communities. They fulfil important internal governance obligations in relation to the oversight of HHS operations and will often represent the HHS at meetings, events and community activities. These additional activities may occur outside standard business hours.

The geographical areas of Hospital and Health Services are large and additional time commitment may be required by Board Members to accommodate travel to local communities and facilities. This is particularly the case for HHSs located in regional areas.

The approximate time commitment for these positions is five days per fortnight for Chairs and three days per fortnight for Members.

Further information regarding Gold Coast HHS is available at: www.goldcoast.health.qld.gov.au

For more information on how to apply please download the Applicant Information Pack.

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GCHHS acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land across Queensland, and pays respect to First Nations Elders past, present and future and actively encourages applications from First Nations peoples.

If you require any assistance or adjustments to this application process to enable you to apply for the advertised role, please contact an Executive Quarter team member on 0497 499 749 or email [email protected] for a confidential discussion.