Monash Health is incorporated as a metropolitan hospital pursuant to the Health Services Act 1988 (Vic) and:

  • is a body corporate with perpetual succession
  • may sue and be sued in its corporate name
  • is capable of purchasing, taking, holding, selling, leasing, taking on lease, exchanging and disposing of real and personal property
  • is capable of doing and suffering all acts and things which bodies corporate may by law do or suffer; and
  • the board has such powers as are necessary to enable it to carry out its function, including the power to make, amend or revoke by-laws.

The functions of the Board of Directors are to:

  • establish the objects of the hospital
  • establish the organisational structure of the hospital
  • appoint a person to fill a vacancy in the position of Chief Executive Officer
  • appoint senior management staff in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer
  • oversee the management of the hospital by the Chief Executive Officer
  • develop plans, strategies and budgets to ensure the provision of health services by the hospital and the long term financial viability of the hospital
  • monitor the performance of the hospital; and
  • monitor the performance of the Chief Executive Officer of the hospital.