About Mackay Hospital and Health Service (HHS)

The Mackay HHS employs approximately 2,691 FTE staff and has an operating budget of $613.1 million for 2023-24, which is an increase from the published 2022-23 operating budget of $562.2 million.

The Mackay HHS is responsible for the delivery of public hospital and health services including medical, surgical, emergency, obstetrics, paediatrics, specialist outpatient clinics, mental health, critical care and clinical support services to a population of approximately 174,816 people. The geographical catchment of Mackay HHS spans 90,364 square kilometres, extending from Bowen in the north to St Lawrence in the south, west to Clermont and northwest to Collinsville and includes Proserpine and the Whitsundays.

Mackay Base Hospital is the largest hospital in the region and there are seven smaller hospital facilities at Sarina, Dysart, Moranbah, Collinsville, Clermont, Bowen and Proserpine. Mackay HHS actively works with local GPs, private facilities, other healthcare providers and universities.

The Mackay HHS provides an integrated approach to service delivery across acute, primary health and other community-based services including aged care assessment and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs. Primary health services include mental health, oral health, home and community care, mobile women’s health, alcohol and other drugs service, sexual health, aged care assessment team and BreastScreen.

Required skills, knowledge and experience

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

  • Local to Mackay HHS region and/or local expertise in consumer and community health knowledge
  • Understanding of the interconnection and collaboartion with a system-wide health landscape
  • Chartered Accountant/CPA

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
  • Expertise in Industrial management
  • Expertise in Human Resource management
  • Primary healthcare skills, knowledge and experience
  • Consumer and community health knowledge
  • Academia in HHS operations

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 three days per fortnight for Members.

Further information regarding Mackay HHS is available: https://www.mackay.health.qld.gov.au/

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

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MHHS 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.