The Health Performance Council was established in 2008 to provide independent advice to the South Australian Minister for Health and Ageing and the Parliament (Health Care Act 2008)
- Provide advice directly to the Minister for Health and Ageing
- Report annually on its operations to Parliament
- Prepare a four-yearly report to the Minister on the health of South Australians including changes in health outcomes.
The HPC is a key part of the State Government’s Health Care Act 2008, which went through Parliament in early 2008, creating a more co-ordinated health system.
The Health Performance Council acknowledges the resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in achieving personal, family and community wellbeing despite adverse social, environmental and economic factors.