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Our Vision

To improve transparency of public hospital funding in Australia

Our Purpose

To support the obligations and responsibilities of the Administrator through best practice administration of public hospital funding

Our Objectives

Accurate and timely calculation of Commonwealth funding contributions

Best practice financial administration of the National Health Funding Pool (the Pool)

Effective reporting of public hospital funding

Productive and effective partnerships with stakeholders

Operate as a compliant agency

The vision, purpose, objectives, values and behaviours described align with the NHFB Corporate Plan and Strategic Direction for 2018–19 (covering the period to 2021–22). Copies are available from: nhfb.gov.au/publications.

Our Values

We are committed to observing the Australian Public Service Values and Code of Conduct, both of which represent our approach to interacting and collaborating with colleagues, stakeholders, and the community.

Impartial

We are apolitical and provide the Administrator with advice that is frank, honest, timely and based on the best available evidence.

Committed

We are professional, objective, innovative and efficient, and work collaboratively to achieve the best results for our stakeholders and partners.

Accountable

We are open and accountable to the Australian community under the National Health Reform Agreement (NHR Agreement) and the national health reform legislative requirements of the Commonwealth, States and Territories.

Respectful

We respect all people, including their rights and heritage.

Ethical

We demonstrate leadership, trust, and act with integrity in all that we do.

Our Behaviours

We are committed to sharing a common set of behaviours and working together as a united team to achieve our objectives.

One NHFB

We contribute as a united team and are empowered to do our best work.

Enhance Trust

We treat others as equals and collaborate openly across boundaries.

Open Communication

We listen actively to the views of others and share information.

Own It

Everyone has ownership of their performance by knowing, accepting and performing their role to the best of their ability. Behave our way to new thinking — ‘It starts with me’.