The ACHG supports Australia’s health and community sector to improve their clinical and organisational corporate governance.
The initiative of the Victorian Healthcare Association, the peak body of Victoria’s public healthcare sector, provides much-needed practical support to healthservices of all sizes and locations.
The ACHG assists directors of healthcare boards and executive management teams to fulfil their governance responsibilities. Our cost-effective service tailors a governance support program to meet your organisation’s unique needs.
It is challenging for health services to ensure they are supported by good governance.
The ACHG, which has been established by the sector for the sector, will assess and analyse an organisation’s processes against industry best practice governance standards to identify gaps and make practical recommendations.
Established in 2010 as a branch of the Victorian Healthcare Association, the ACHG has been revitalised in response to clear sector need after the release of Targeting Zero: report on the review of Hospital Safety and Quality Assurance in Victoria.
While there is a fee for service, the ACHG operates under a not-for-profit business model and all revenue is invested into developing products and services for the sector.
The ACHG is led by Jo-Anne Moorfoot who has vast experience in corporate and clinical governance with capacity to draw on key industry experts and leaders in governance, quality and risk.
The ACHG liaises with key stakeholders, including the Department of Health and Human Services, Safer Care Victoria and the VMIA to ensure information, products and services are up-to-date and reflect industry requirements.
ACHG’s objective is to assist directors of healthcare boards to fulfil their governance responsibilities.
We can help you to:
- Create effective corporate and clinical governance systems
- Assess board performance and development needs
- Review and evaluate existing governance processes
- Customise a quality and risk management framework
- Complete effective strategic planning
- Review practices against the Safer Care Victoria Clinical Governance Framework
- Develop an action plan to improve organisational governance
Jo-Anne Moorfoot | Executive Director
Jo-Anne began as an allied health clinician working in rural and metro sectors in acute, subacute and community health settings. She transitioned into management and developed a passion for quality and safety. She was Director of Quality and Risk for two of Melbourne’s largest metro health services.
Jo-Anne also managed a large operational clinical service and diverse workforce as Director of Continuing Care for Austin Health.
Contact Jo-Anne Moorfoot
Phone: 03 9097 7709.
Jane Brockington | Associate Specialist Consultant
Drawing on her hands-on experience, Jane is able to find practical ways to bridge the gap that often exists between policy and practice in strategy, governance, regulatory practice and organisational transformation.
Jane's experience is rounded out by a diverse range of leadership roles in the Commonwealth and Victorian public sectors and is a non-executive director on the boards of Worksafe Victoria, the Transport Accident Commission (Vic) and TRY Australia. She chairs the Audit and Risk Committees for VicRoads and Victoria Police Audit, and is a member of the Victoria Police Corporate Advisory Group.
Jane is working with the Australian Centre for Healthcare Governance on the health service integrity capability assesessment tool, a project sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services.
Claire Murphy | Associate Consultant
Claire has extensive public health experience in corporate and clinical governance, change project leadership and delivery, operational management and stakeholder and business engagement.
Claire is currently a board member of the Timboon and District Health Service, sitting on the Audit Committee and Clinical Governance, Quality and Credentialling Committee. She serves on the local primary school council and is a member of its finance and education subcommittees. Previously, she has served on governing boards in community services, education and professional bodies. She is an experienced committee member in clinical governance, quality, research, education, finance /audit, and special interest groups.
ACHG is governed by the Victorian Healthcare Association board of directors. To find out more about the board click here.