Under the Health Services Charitable Gifts Act, 2011 (HSCG Act)

The Heath Services Charitable Gifts Board has been established to hold gifts, donations and bequests received by Public Health Entities (PHEs) and to ensure that the gifts, donations and bequests are applied in accordance with donor’s intentions, such as supporting volunteers, medical research, equipment for wards and patient comfort.  Specific intentions should be discussed when making donations.

Funds are invested in accordance with global best practice investment arrangements. Investment and administration costs are  tightly controlled in order to maximize the funding available to the respective PHEs.

Funds are applied:
  • In accordance with donor intentions;
  • After prioritisation of expenditure needs by the PHEs concerned; and
  • In a way that ensures that funding for programs will be sustained over time.

The Board works with the PHEs to ensure that the processes they apply support these outcomes.

The Board continues the work of its predecessor, the Commissioners of Charitable Funds, which operated under the now repealed Public and Charitable Funds Act, 1935. 

The Board holds funds for the following PHEs:

The parts of Central Adelaide Local Health Network Inc. (CALHN) known as:
  • Royal Adelaide Hospital
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
  • South Australian Dental Service
  • SA Pathology which includes the Hanson Centre for Cancer Research and the Centre for Cancer Biology
  • Breastscreen SA
The parts of Northern Adelaide Local Health Network Inc. (NALHN) known as:
  • Lyell McEwin Hospital
  • Modbury Hospital
The part of the South Australian Ambulance Service Incorporated (SAAS) known as:
  • MedSTAR
The parts of the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network Inc. (SALHN) known as:
  • Flinders Medical Centre
  • Noarlunga Hospital
The part of the Women’s and Children’s Health Network Inc. (WCHN) known as:
  • Women’s & Children’s Hospital
The Proclaimed institutions previously under Country Health South Australia Local Health Network;

The part of Eyre & Far North Local Health Network Inc. (EFNLHN) known as:
  • Port Lincoln Hospital
The parts of the Flinders & Upper North Local Health Network Inc. (FUNLHN) known as:
  • Port Augusta Hospital
  • Whyalla Hospital
The part of the Limestone Coast Local Health Network Inc. (LCLHN) known as:
  • Mount Gambier Hospital
The parts of the Yorke & Northern Local Health Network Inc. (YNLHN) known as:
  • Port Pirie Hospital
  • Wallaroo Hospital