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ROYAL FAR WEST Children’s Health Scheme and Services for the Aged

Annual Report 2008


Cover picture: Country children enjoy a visit to Shelley Beach during respite at Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme, January 2008. Supplied courtesy of Virginia Young, Manly Daily.


Royal Far West Patron Her Excellency, Professor Marie Bashir AC, CVO, DStJ Governor of New South Wales

Contents Summary Statement

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Values Vision Purpose

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Chairman’s Report

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CEO’s Report

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Board of Directors

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Children’s Services

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Services for the Aged

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Corporate Governance

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Branches

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Financial Performance

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Donations

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Acknowledgements

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Summary Statement Embracing our future, honouring our past In 2007/08 Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme and Services for the Aged (RFW) continued to grow and respond to the needs of country children while honouring and reflecting the past. In the past year thousands of country children from hundreds of locations have come to our Manly facility to be assessed and treated for a diverse range of conditions. Services have been enhanced in areas of high demand including mental health, oral health and early intervention. New programs, including an indigenous literacy program that has been piloted in Broken Hill, have been introduced. In June 2008 the Board of Directors endorsed a new committee to ensure RFW services remained appropriate, accessible, efficient and in keeping with patient needs. The children’s services advisory committee will include representation from health professionals and consumers from regional, rural and remote NSW. It is our commitment to high quality health services that make a difference to the lives of country children, which drives us forward. Without doubt, a highlight of the year was the annual respite program for special needs children and their families held in January. The program provided a welcome reprieve for families who otherwise could not enjoy a supported holiday at such a wonderful location. In 2008, as a result of generous donations in support of the program, the number of participants was double that of previous years. The respite program is important, not only for what it gives current families but it also serves as a connection to our beginnings in 1924 when our founder, the Reverend Stanley Drummond, established RFW to provide a once in a lifetime beachside holiday for country children.

Our commitment to high quality health services that makes a difference to the lives of country children drives us forward.

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Values Vision Purpose Values • We are responsible and accountable to the communities we serve. • We will provide services that are needs based and outcomes focused. • We will strive to achieve excellence in both our clinical and business practices. • We will work as a team and we will value the contribution of all team members including staff, volunteers, consumers and donors. • We will undertake everything we do with honesty and integrity.

Children’s Services Vision

Healthy Country Children

Purpose To facilitate access to services that enhance the health and well being of children from regional, rural and remote NSW.

Services for the Aged Vision

Quality of life for older persons in care.

Purpose To optimise the quality of life of our residents through the provision of quality care in a safe, comfortable and caring environment.

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Chairman’s Report On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme (RFW) I have pleasure in presenting the annual report for year ending 30 June 2008. As announced at the 2007 Annual Conference, the board approved significant additional funding for services not previously provided. It has taken a little time to provide the physical and personal resources to implement these new services however, country children are now benefiting from the funding. Despite these advancements, the board continues to seek ways to improve RFW services and deliver them to more country children. In the past year, a rise in demand from rural general practitioners and paediatricians to provide more comprehensive mental health services to country children and their families has become obvious. RFW has met the demand by providing more medical services in the area of developmental paediatrics and child and adolescent psychiatry. Changes in the service area have been made by the implementation of a new clinical governance model to ensure that clinical care is safe, effective, appropriate, consumer focused, assessable and efficient. Emphasis is on a highquality, integrated service for the children as they journey through RFW. The intake process has been streamlined with the aim of providing a single point of entry. Other benefits are that this process co-ordinates services, provides a faster response and reduces waiting times. As well there is greater participation from families and a seamless journey from referral to discharge. The financial results for the continuing operations show a surplus of $350,480. This was achieved after receiving $2,233,838 in legacies. Following the sale of the nursing homes, the income previously received from the homes is now generated from investments. An investment committee has been formed to oversee our investments, which include our traditional funds invested. The Treasurer chairs the investment committee and its members are gentlemen from the Sydney investment community who are experienced, experts in the field of securities investment. In line with current world market conditions, there has been some fall in the value of our investments but I am pleased to report that approximately 60% of our investments are held in cash or cash equivalents. All our investments are valued at fair value, or market value in our balance sheet. RFW would not be the same without its country branches and their members. These wonderful people, and their hard work promoting the organisation and fundraising, upholds the values from which so many children have benefited over the past 84 years. In the past year they raised $471,327. This is an increase on the past, in spite of a diminishing number of branches. We thank all members for their efforts and extend

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this gratitude to the local businesses and service organisations, which support them. I am sorry to report the death of Betty Muzyczuk AM MBE. Betty was the driver behind the Parkes 2PK Sunshine Club and she raised millions of dollars exclusively for the RFW over 50 years. The British and Australian Honours awarded to her were for services to RFW. Ray Griffiths has recently retired as a director of RFW after more than 35 years of valuable and dedicated service. He was the Treasurer for 32 years and has overseen the financial health of the organisation through good and bad times. In the annual report 35 years ago, the then Chairman, Norman Drummond wrote: “The Scheme is already profiting by the financial astuteness of our new Treasurer; Mr Raymond Griffiths ... Mr Griffiths has interested himself particularly in planning for the financial stability of The Scheme, to the benefit of its position both on a short term and long term basis. We look forward expectantly to future success in this direction.” Ray certainly exceeded Norman Drummond’s expectation of him. I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of Stuart McPherson who will not be seeking re-election as a director at the annual general meeting. Stuart has been a member of the board since 1990 and was Vice Chairman from 1998 to 2005, and chair of the audit committee from 2005. As Vice Chairman he was a member of the executive committee in a period of challenging issues for the organisation, requiring extraordinary commitment in the resolution thereof. We welcome Louise Thomson as a director of the RFW board. Louise has a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Accounting and Business Law, post graduate studies at the Solicitors & Barristers Admission Board and is a Certified Practicing Accountant. Her skills are being applied as a member of audit, risk and compliance committee of the board. It is intended to appoint other directors to the board who have skills that will assist in the governance of RFW. The response of the CEO Jann Kingston and her team to the changes required by the board to the children’s services has been most competent. We thank Jann and her staff for those efforts and look forward to a continuation of growth and enrichment of those services. Finally, I would thank the members of the board for their support and efforts during the year and hope that we can continue to grow RFW and meet the needs of more country children. Richard Barron Chairman


CEO’s Report I am pleased to present my report on the activities of Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme and Services for the Aged (RFW) for the financial year ending June 30, 2008. It has been both a challenging and rewarding year. In October, the Board of Directors reviewed the strategic direction of the organisation and formalised a strategic plan for the period 2007 to 2009. Significantly, the plan includes a strategy to enhance children’s services and in October the board approved additional recurrent funding for expanded services in the areas of oral health, mental health and early intervention. These key areas of need are consistent with the strategic direction of the state health plan. Considerable progress has been made in the implementation of the enhanced services including the development of a Memorandum of Understanding with Gunnedah Health Service (Hunter New England Area Health Service) that will see RFW supporting a child and family health nurse to work in the Gunnedah community. Recruiting additional staff for the oral health service is under way and after some minor modifications in the orthodontic clinics, it is envisaged that all children undergoing assessment and / or therapy at Manly, will have access to preventative and restorative dental services. Following significant and increasing demand, mental health services are to be enhanced through improved access to specialist child and adolescent psychiatry consultancy services. We have pursued funding for additional programs to enhance the health and well being of country children and were successful in obtaining a grant from the Federal Department of Health and Ageing. The $100,000 grant will fund the Healthier Families program – a one-week residential program which promotes healthy eating and activity in order to reduce obesity and associated chronic health problems. A detailed project plan has been developed and recruitment of participants will be undertaken in close liaison with rural general practitioners in 2009. A new structure to ensure high quality services was implemented for the children’s services and two clinical directors were recruited to provide clinical leadership and management of the service. As we pursue our vision of Healthy Country Children we are constantly reminded of the foresight of both Reverend Stanley

Drummond and Dr G Moncrieff Barron and I am pleased that during the year, a project to ensure the safe keeping of RFW’s historical collection was commenced. I would like to acknowledge the small group of very dedicated and hard working volunteers who have taken on this huge task under the guidance of a curatorial consultant. I would particularly like to acknowledge the contribution of our board member John Pack who has fulfilled the role of honorary curator. As well as reflecting on our past, we are embracing our future. An important component of the strategic plan is the development of a new communications and marketing strategy to ensure ongoing community awareness of, and support for, our work with country children. Our branch network is vital to RFW. Similar to many other community groups, our branches face the challenges of ageing members and declining recruitment. Regardless of these challenges, they continue to work tirelessly in fundraising and promotional activities. During the year I have been fortunate to visit a number of the branches and, in addition to enjoying their wonderful hospitality, I have been able to witness their work firsthand. I am in awe of their dedication and commitment and sincerely appreciative of their achievements. Annual conference was held in October 2007, to facilitate the attendance of branch delegates at the annual general meeting. Given the positive feedback we received we have adopted the initiative as an ongoing strategy. We were privileged to have Professor Mark Dadds deliver the Norman Drummond Oration on his research being undertaken in partnership with RFW. The research looks at understanding the relationship between children’s biological make-up and their emotional and behavioural characteristics. I would like to express my appreciation to our board members, Scheme members, staff members and volunteers for their commitment and efforts on behalf of the children and families we serve. I look forward to continuing to work with them toward the achievement of our vision of Healthy Country Children. Jann Kingston Chief Executive Officer

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Board of Directors Mr G Richard Barron, Chairman Dip. Technology (Building) Board member since 2001, elected Chairman in 2005. Richard Barron’s family life as a child and youth revolved around RFW. His father was the medical superintendent and a board member and his grandfather the Chairman. He has had a successful career in construction and project management, being involved in some major projects around Sydney. He has held directorships in various proprietary companies for more than 30 years. He chairs the board sub-committee for executive and finance and is a member of the assets management committee.

Mr Mark S Drummond, Vice Chairman Board member since 2004, Mark Drummond has over 25 years management experience in such companies as NRMA, Computer Sciences Corporation and AAPT and was a director of Northern Suburbs Rugby Club for many years. A great-nephew of the RFW founder the Reverend Stanley Drummond, Mark enjoyed a long association with the Scheme before becoming a member in 1991. Mark was elected vice chairman in 2005. He chairs the board sub-committee for community liaison and is a member of the executive and finance committee.

Mr James E M Lloyd, Treasurer BA (Macquarie), FCPA, ACIS, FFIN Board member since 2005, James Lloyd is a stockbroker and has been involved in the securities industry for more than 30 years. He is a former member of the Australian Stock Exchange Ltd. and currently a representative of Chancellor Hattersley Lloyd Pty Ltd, private investment advisors. He was a governor and honorary treasurer of The Council of The King’s School (1995–2005), a board member of The King’s School Foundation Ltd (1993-2006) and president of The King’s School Old Boys’ Union (1994-1996). He was a member of the Board of Governors of Wenona School Ltd (1992-1998) and president of The Wenona Association (1990-1992). Appointed to the RFW Board in 2005 he is currently the Treasurer, chair of the investments committee and a member of the executive and finance committee.

Mr John B Pack Board member since 1992, John Pack held several senior technical and commercial positions with Telecom during 42 years with that company following which he was the technical services executive with the Australian Telecommunications Users’ Group for another 15 years. He retired in 2007. John has had extensive involvement in the community and was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to the community. He joined the RFW board in 1992 and served as Chairman from 1998 to 2005. John is a member of the executive and finance committee, the asset management committee and is the honorary curator of the RFW historical collection.

Mr Paul B Baker B. Fin Mgt (UNE), Dip. Com Services (Disabilities) Board member since 2005, Paul Baker has been associated with RFW as a branch member for over 20 years and Scheme member for 12 years. Paul has served as cabinet treasurer for Lions District 20INI and has been Rotary zone youth research co-ordinator. Paul has also served as northern regional treasurer for Aboriginal Lands Council for a number of years and was an advisor to various local aboriginal land council administrators. He has had management experience in both the private and public sectors and is currently the finance manager, Warrumbungle Shire Council. He was appointed to the board in April 2005 and is a member of the community liaison and the audit, risk and compliance committees.

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Mr Raymond H Griffiths BA. LLB (Sydney) Board member since 1973, Raymond Griffiths is now a consultant solicitor after 50 years experience in legal practice. He served as a member of the NSW Psychologists Registration Board as the legal member for nine years from 1992. He has been a member of the board since 1973 and Treasurer between 1973 and 2005. Ray was a member of the audit, risk and compliance committee until February 2008. He resigned from the board in August 2008.

Mr Stuart McPherson NTAA, FTIA Board member since 1990, Stuart McPherson has more than 30 years experience as a public accountant. He is also a registered tax agent and a fellow of the Institute of Taxation in Australia. Stuart has been a member of the board since 1990 and served as Deputy Chairman from 1998 to 2005. Stuart was the chair of the audit, risk and compliance committee until he resigned from the committee in August 2008.

Mr John L Drummond BSc (Sydney); MSc (Macquarie); MMath (Waterloo), (until October 2007) Board member since 1993, John Drummond served on the RFW Board of Directors from 1993 to October 2007. He is a teacher with more than 50 years experience and has taught at primary and secondary schools and at various tertiary institutions. John served as the board’s representative to the RFW school council for several years. John retired from the board in October 2007 and did not seek re-election.

Ms Jessie Punton Board member since 1997, Jessie Punton, is an active member of the RFW West Wyalong Branch. Now retired, she has had over 50 years nursing experience including general nursing, aged care, operating theatres, paediatrics and administration. She was the director of nursing at Wyalong and District Hospital for 39 years.

Mr C William (Bill) Supple Board member since 1988, Bill Supple, now retired, graduated from Armidale Teachers’ College and had a teaching career spanning 40 years during which time he was principal of several large schools. He was the inaugural secretary of the NSW Primary Principals’ Association. He has also held the position of general secretary of the Australian Primary Principals Association and has been the President of Manly Rotary Club. He was appointed to the board in 1988 and was Chairman from 1993 to 1998. Bill is the chair of the asset management committee.

Ms Louise Thomson B.Ec CPA Louise Thomson is the professional standards manager at Hall Chadwick, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors. Her professional qualifications include Bachelor of Economics majoring in Accounting and Business Law, post-graduate legal studies at the Solicitors and Barristers Admission Board NSW Supreme Court and Corporate Investigations Certificate UWS. Louise was appointed to the board in June 2008.

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Children’s Services Quality, accessible services delivered in partnership The board endorsed strategic plan for 2007 to 2009 articulates two principal goals for RFW children’s services. The first is that RFW provides services that are appropriate, accessible and delivered in partnership and the second is that they are quality services.

Allied health staff have worked to achieve the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. Departments have been merged to create teams and while staff continue to provide assessments and interventions specific to their skill base, the new team framework has fostered a more collaborative approach to patient care. All of the allied health staff met or exceeded their targets for the year. Some of their key achievements included:

2007/08 has been a year of opportunities and challenges for children’s services as the staff worked on the implementation of strategies to achieve those goals.

• An increase in the proportion of speech therapy services delivered in outreach clinics.

Integral in this process has been the provision of a range of multidisciplinary services, focused on meeting the complex care needs of the children and their families.

• A significant increase in the number of formal, evidence-based assessments and interventions conducted by the occupational therapists.

Our committed team of registered and enrolled nurses worked in partnership with the families to provide therapeutic support and valuable health education. A clinical nurse consultant position was established to provide more detailed support and ongoing advice between specialist visits.

• An increase in the proportion of children achieving identified therapy goals associated with an intervention by the physiotherapist.

During the year, there was a slight decrease in the number of new clients assessed by the paediatricians, however there was an increase in the number of new clients seen by the child and adolescent psychiatrist. This growth in psychiatry was in direct response to an increase in referrals from rural general practitioners and paediatricians. A new clinical governance structure was implemented within children’s services. This resulted in the employment of two clinical directors – Dr Shola Faniran and Ms Fran Chavasse – with the shared responsibility of providing clinical leadership and direction for the service. Additional medical specialists were also contracted to improve access and ensure continuity of service.

• A significant increase in the number of children assessed by the orthoptist for visual and ocular abnormalities. • A significant increase in the number of children formally assessed by the psychologists, reflecting the increase in referrals of clients with complex mental health disorders. • A reduction in stress, anxiety and depression levels beyond set targets for participants in programs conducted by the social workers. • An increase in the proportion of children achieving their therapeutic goals following intervention by the dietician. Significant progress has also been made in the implementation of service enhancements in the areas of oral health, mental health and early intervention.

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Oral health

Centralised intake

RFW has continued to provide orthodontic services for patients who require treatment for clinical rather than cosmetic reasons. A successful trial of the use of video conferencing to conduct patient assessments was completed.

During 2007/08 a new centralised intake service was implemented. The new service delivers a single point of entry to the children’s services. The objective of this new service is to improve access to services by making the process simpler for both service users and referrers and more efficient and effective for RFW.

In response to the demand for improved access to dental services, RFW’s orthodontic service is to be expanded to encompass preventative and restorative dental treatments for children referred to RFW’s diagnostic and therapeutic services. Planning for the reintroduction of dental services at Manly is well advanced. It is envisaged that all recruitment, refurbishments and equipment installation will be finalised in time for the first dental procedures to go ahead in October 2008.

Activities The activities team has reviewed its programs to ensure greater family focus. A range of new activities, which have a common objective of nurturing family relationships, has been introduced. The morning walking group has proven to be very popular. This gentle, 30 minute walk around Manly promotes healthy exercise habits and also provides families with a positive, shared experience.

Mental health Improved access to mental health services is to be facilitated through the provision of more child and adolescent psychiatrist sessions. Expressions of interest from child and adolescent psychiatrists are currently being sought.

Early intervention A Memorandum of Understanding with Gunnedah Health Service (Hunter New England Area Health Service) has been executed and a child and family health nurse will be recruited to provide a home visiting service for families with newborn babies. This important early intervention work will improve parenting skills and increase opportunity for attachment between parent and baby.

Healthier Families RFW received a grant from the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing to fund the Healthier Families program. This residential program will be conducted at Manly for children who are at risk of developing chronic diseases associated with being overweight. Designed to give the children and their families the knowledge to make healthy choices about eating and physical activity, the program includes sessions with dieticians, psychologists and exercise physiologists.

Casino outreach team The Casino outreach team, which includes a social worker, occupational therapist and speech pathologist, provides services to children who live in the Casino, Kyogle, Urbeville and Bonablo districts of northern NSW. This year the Casino team worked closely with the local Aboriginal community to arrange participation in the Casino netball competition by girls from the nearby Jubullum Aboriginal Village. This was achieved through working with other organisations including North Coast Area Health Service, Aboriginal Medical Services, National Association for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (NAPCAN) and its related agency KiDS CAN. This project has improved the self-esteem and social and emotional well being of the young people and their families in the community. There are plans to extend this project in 2009 to include sponsorship of two teams of young mothers.

In response to the demand for improved access to dental services, RFW’s orthodontic service is to be expanded to encompass preventative and restorative dental treatments for children.

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RFW is a secondary referral service that provides specialist non-acute diagnostic assessment and therapeutic services for children who: • • • •

live in regional, rural or remote NSW, are aged less than 16 for first referral, are referred by their local general practitioner or rural paediatrician; and cannot access the services in the area where they live.

In 2007/08 3612 children from 340 locations were treated by RFW. The distribution of boys and girls and age range is similar to that in previous years and the proportion of indigenous children has remained consistent at 11.1%. The following tables illustrate the patient mix.

61.6% Male 61.6% Female Male 38.4% 38.4% Female

Children’s Services Activity

2007 –2008

2006 –2007

Medical Consultations

Total Clients:

1914

Total Clients:

2168

Allied Health Services Manly

Total OOS:

6955

Total OOS:

6951

– Outreach

Total OOS:

2381

Total OOS:

1189

– Telehealth

Total OOS:

12

Total OOS:

3

Accommodation Services

Total admissions:

3612

Total admissions:

3163

Average patient stay

Days:

2.74

Days:

2.86

Transport Services

Total journeys:

1853

Total journeys:

1631

(includes parents & siblings)

(includes parents & siblings)

9.5% Under 6 years 9.5%7-10 Under 6 years 28% years 28% 7-10 years 37.5% 11-14 years 37.5% 11-14 years 25% 15-18 years 25% 15-18 years 11.1% Aboriginal 11.1% Aboriginal

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Services for the Aged Drummond House is a 40-bed, low care facility that is owned and operated by RFW on the Manly site.

facilitated more frequent outings. Weekly visits from Delta dog Tyson were also greatly anticipated and appreciated.

In 2007/08, the dedicated team at Drummond House continued to support residents to optimise their quality of life in a caring, supportive and home like environment.

Drummond House has benefited from the generosity and hard work of groups of corporate volunteers who spent many hours working to make the gardens and grounds more welcoming and enjoyable for the residents and their families.

A major refurbishment to convert the decommissioned site laundry into a larger dining room was undertaken in late 2007. This project, which enables all residents to be catered for in a single dining room, has resulted in many benefits including improved service delivery and, according to the residents, enhanced quality and texture of meals. Lifestyle considerations for residents remained a strong focus at Drummond House. The recreation program continued to evolve to meet the changing needs and interests of residents. Regular activities included cooking, bingo, quizzes, concerts, board games and exercise. The acquisition of a new minibus complete with lifter –

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During the year a small group of Drummond House residents participated in a study undertaken by the University of Sydney to help gain a greater understanding of how Vitamin D, gained through sunlight exposure, affects fall outcomes in the elderly. The residents involved were more than happy to enjoy some time in the sun for such a worthy cause.


Corporate Governance Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme and Services for the Aged is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001. Responsibility for the governance of RFW rests with the Royal Far West Board of Directors. All board members are non-executive directors and receive no remuneration for their services. The board’s primary role is to ensure RFW activities are directed toward achieving its mission in the most effective and efficient way. The board has delegated, to a number of committees, responsibility for certain aspects of the Scheme’s operations. During the year the investment committee was convened to oversight the Scheme’s investments and the formation of the children’s services advisory committee was endorsed to ensure clinical services remained focussed on needs and were of the highest possible quality. Responsibility for day-to-day operations was delegated to the CEO and the management team. In October 2007, the directors conducted a strategic planning day and a strategic plan for the period 2007 to 2009 was developed.

The Board Committees during 2007/08 were: Executive & Finance Committee Mr G R Barron Chair Mr M S Drummond Mr J E M Lloyd Mr J Pack Community Liaison Committee Mr M S Drummond Chair Mr P Baker Asset Management Committee Mr B Supple Chair Mr J Pack Mr G R Barron Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee Mr S McPherson Chair until 04/08/08 Ms L Thomson Chair since 04/08/08 Mr P Baker Investment Committee Mr J E M Lloyd Chair Mr R Hattersley Scheme Member Mr A Dixon Scheme Member Mr J Beddow Scheme Member

In 2007/08 the board adopted a bi-monthly meeting schedule.

Directors’ Meetings Number of meetings held: 6 Board Member

Number of meetings attended:

Number of meetings eligible to attend:

Mr G R Barron

6

6

Mr M S Drummond

6

6

Mr J E M Lloyd*

5

6

Mr J Pack

6

6

Ms J Punton

5

6

Mr S McPherson

6

6

Mr C W Supple

6

6

6

6

2

2

6

6

1

1

Mr R H Griffiths

#

Mr J L Drummond Mr P Baker Ms L Thomson

^

Notes: * Mr J E M Lloyd had leave of absence # Mr R H Griffiths resigned in August 2008 ^ Mr J L Drummond retired in October 2007 and did not seek re-election. † Ms L Thomson was appointed in June 2008

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Branches Each year thousands of country children are able to access healthcare and support services because of the hard work of our tireless branch members who go to amazing lengths to promote our services and raise funds for RFW. Operating opportunity shops, conducting raffles, catering for local events and hosting golf days were just a few of the ways the branches continued to raise funds. In 2007/08 the combined donations from all branches amounted to an incredible $471,327. The branch network continues to be a vital link into regional, rural and remote communities. In December 2007 many of the branches again participated in the distribution of 2 tonnes of toys, donated by listeners of radio ABC 702 in their Christmas Giving Tree promotion, to needy children. Coonabarabran Branch President Christine McElhinney embodies the drive and passion of so many branch members. As part of the Giving Tree promotion she oversaw the delivery of presents to 112 children. Having worked with the local school to identify needy families she was even able to organise police from Coonabarabran and Binnaway to help with the delivery of toys to a family of 10 children living in a remote area outside of Binnaway. A small number of our branches have closed during the year and the opportunity shop at Bathurst was discontinued at the end of the lease. The time, dedication and efforts of our branch members are greatly appreciated. They are, as individuals and a group, invaluable. We have been saddened by the loss of some of our long serving and dedicated members who passed away during the year. We extend our sincere sympathies to their families, fellow branch members and communities.

Branch Donations 07/08 Branch Baradine Barraba Bathurst Blayney Condobolin Coolabah Coolamon Coonabarabran Coonamble Cootamundra Deepwater Dubbo Dubbo Wagon Wheelers Dunedoo Gravesend Grenfell Hay Hillston Inverell Ivanhoe Junee Kandos – Rylstone Kyogle Leeton Manildra Merriwagga Millthorpe Mudgee Nyngan Orange Pallamallawa Pilliga Quirindi Sydney Women’s Auxiliary Temora Trundle Wagga Wagga Walcha Warren Wellington West Wyalong

Amount $7,000.00 $1,000.00 $12,000.00 $2,892.04 $5,000.00 $2,000.00 $2,000.00 $10,000.00 $16,900.00 $3,507.60 $3,500.00 $5,000.00 $6,400.00 $3,500.00 $400.00 $7,000.00 $400.00 $3,395.20 $16,000.00 $1,500.00 $2,500.00 $6,500.00 $6,000.00 $3,100.00 $1,000.00 $1,500.00 $3,300.00 $1,500.00 $186.36 $16,000.00 $2,047.82 $450.00 $4,000.00 $3,000.00 $5,000.00 $5,500.00 $2,000.00 $4,500.00 $1,800.00 $2,000.00 $10,850.00

The following branches operate opportunity shops:

Members of Coonabarabran Branch

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Coffs Harbour Forbes Port Macquarie

$65,543.00 $77,200.00 $50,100.00


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Financial Performance 2008 $

2007 $

Grant for Children Services: NSW Health

2,973,100

2,878,257

Legacies

2,233,838

690,170

Interest

1,848,350

923,592

–

413,950

Contribution from clients

603,283

607,226

Aged Care Subsidy: Department of Health and Ageing

517,441

555,576

Dividends

502,579

404,928

Rental income

393,424

434,658

Contributions received from branches

471,327

315,252

Donations received from public

149,584

122,685

Special purpose legacies

98,018

-

Charitable fundraising activities

47,937

144,545

Sundry income

78,692

49,855

9,917,573

7,540,694

Salaries and employee benefits expense

(4,615,986)

(4,532,368)

Fair value loss on financial assets held at fair value through profit or loss

(1,531,643)

-

(514,949)

(591,444)

Impairment loss on other financial assets

(1,000,000)

-

Depreciation and amortisation expenses

(378,192)

(412,873)

Materials and consumables used

(338,203)

(460,952)

Revenues from continuing operations

Fair value gain on financial assets held at fair value through profit or loss

Total revenues from operating activities Expenses from continuing operations

Administrative expenses

Repairs and maintenance expenses

(187,630)

(259,976)

Other expenses from continuing operations

(1,000,490)

(967,935)

Total expenses from continuing operations

(9,567,093)

(7,225,548)

Surplus/(deficit) from continuing operations before income tax expense

350,480

315,146

-

-

350,480

315,146

-

12,245,125

350,480

12,560,271

Income tax expense relating to continuing operations Surplus/(deficit) from continuing operations after income tax expense Discontinued operation Gain from discontinued operation after income tax Net surplus/(deficit) for the year

The net amount of operating surplus of the Scheme for the year ending 30th June 2008 was $350,480 (2007 $987,067). In addition the Scheme realised a gain of $11,573,024 from the sale of three nursing homes in 2007.

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Relationship of the financial information to the full financial report The concise financial information is an extract from and is derived from the full financial report for the year ended June 30, 2008. The financial information cannot be expected to provide a full understanding of the financial performance, financial position and financing and investing activities of Royal Far West Children’s Health Scheme and Services for the Aged. Further financial information can be obtained from the full financial report. The full financial report and independent audit report can be obtained by contacting the Chief Executive Officer on (02) 8966 8500.

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Donations Royal Far West would like to acknowledge the generosity of the following donors: Greater than $9,999 Fairbridge Foundation Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery Tour de Kids Rotary Club Strathfield J & R Divall

$21,700.00 $20,000.00 $15,000.00 $14,111.00 $10,000.00

Less than $9,999 and Greater than $999 Optiver Australia Unit Trust CWA - NSW Branch R. A. Gale Foundation I Londish J & S Inglis Drummond House Fund Raising Ritchies Stores Anonymous Charity collection - Manly Council Australian Model Railway Assoc. NSW Branch Frensham School G & C Bradley Foundation J Muir Lions Club of Manly Lions Club of Moree Manly Warringah Orchid Society R & I D’Arth

$5,000.00 $4,567.85 $3,750.00 $3,000.00 $2,500.00 $2,473.76 $1,846.91 $1,315.00 $1,075.70 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00

$200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $194.20 $182.00 $180.00 $155.00 $150.00 $150.00 $150.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 $100.00

Less than $100

Less than $999 and Greater than $99 E Warburton A Byrne Krispy Kreme Australia Pty Ltd Manning Vale Tackle R Barron Riverina Women’s Club Master Plumbers Association, NSW M Wheeler B Warburton R & J Illidge Rogues Rugby International Macono Orthodontic Laboratories E Douch D Treatt Forestville RSL Widows Group J & L Stephen S Bell T & L Napier Soroptimist International Griffith Inc. Office of Board of Studies Dubbo West Preschool Dr R Grant S Vines General donation - conference L O’Brien Australian Consumers Association B Bush B & P White Bathurst Old Aged Pensioners J Cunningham Kandos High School L Roberts

L & T Epps M Gissing M Littman Manly Interpolitan Café P Dawson St Joseph’s P & F Association, Aberdeen V Rawlings Warren School P & C Association Councillors - Cowra Shire Wednesday Book Club R. & B. Aylett AWAS Coast Artillery Memorial Club J White J & M Clist Mosman Muncipal Council A Georgopoulos C Peck C & P Baker D & K Dickson H Railton J & N McCarthy M Mashford P Fox P Guy Sterling Electrical Contractors

$910.00 $750.00 $720.00 $700.00 $600.00 $575.00 $500.00 $500.00 $500.00 $500.00 $500.00 $377.35 $351.50 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $300.00 $283.00 $280.00 $263.45 $250.00 $250.00 $231.95 $223.25 $200.85 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00 $200.00

J & I Barrett Crestwood High School D Cantwell D Compton S Hunter Crookwell High P & C Association CWA - Tottenham Branch D Douglas E Phelan F Hingston Galaxy Research J & K Mephan J Barber N Schauter R & M Peterson St Johns School P & F Association W Overvliet B Alcock D Simpson Elands P & C Association L Boyd B Malcolm M Huckel Mr Rennyfield B Benjamin K Barrett M Guy M Simpson R Barton

$80.00 $70.00 $55.00 $55.00 $55.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $50.00 $40.00 $30.00 $25.00 $25.00 $20.00 $20.00 $20.00 $12.00 $10.00 $10.00 $5.00 $3.00

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Acknowledgements RFW acknowledges the contributions made by the following supporters whose generosity and assistance is appreciated and valued. ABC Radio 702 AMF Dee Why Art with a Heart Australian Opal Cutters Pty Ltd Avondale Golf Club Ladies Committee Balgowlah Rotary Club BBC Worldwide Sydney Bear Cottage Body Shape Dee Why Pty Ltd Channel 7 Weather Team Chill Mobile Coolrooms Christian City Church Oxford Falls Church & Dwight Pty Ltd Cooee Brands Cobar Rotary Club Cotton Australia Country Care Link Country Week Country Women’s Association Criterion Hotel,Grenfell Crutche’s IGA Dee Why Police LAC Dunedoo Golf Club Dymocks Literary Foundation Fox Sports Network Full Circle Holdings Greater Union Mosman Grenfell Bowling Club Grenfell Greengrocer Grenfell Pharmacy Grenfell Quality Meats Harbourside Police LAC Harvey Norman Hello Sweetie Horizon Science Hot Buttered Australia Pty Ltd Humphreys Newsagency Manly Huon Park Craft Group Independence Studios Insite Organisation Pty Ltd ISC Sports Jamil’s Café Kids Afloat Leeton Soldiers Club Ladies Knitting for Charity Church

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of Christ Landmark Operations AWB Group Manildra Golf Club Manly Legal Aid Manly 16ft Skiff Sailing Club Manly Police LAC Manly Underwater World Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Master Valentino Middleton-Blasini Miss & Master Jacombs Mr & Mrs Holmes Mr Allan Ellison Mr Bill Granger Mr Chris Dooley Mr David Kirk Mr Jack Towers Mr Michael Hawkins Mr Michael Hussey Mr Neil Fox Mr Nick England Mr Nick Farr-Jones Mr Phil Kearns Mr Phil Waugh Mr Richard Glover Mr Richard Raffan Mr Rick Boller Mr Rory McDonald Mr Ron Corby Mr Rod MacQueen Mr Tim Hughes Mr Warren Guy Mr & Mrs Burgess Mr & Mrs Peterson Mrs J R Lees Mrs June McWhirter Mrs Marilyn Dillon Mrs Maya Reed Mrs Nola Haynes Ms Annette Lindsay Ms Beryl Brown Ms Emma Hanson Ms Jenny Peat Ms Kate Milne Ms K Hayden Ms Michelle Burton

Ms Nanni Murray Ms Nicola Moors Ms Penny Camplisson Ms Rebecca Peterson Ms Samanda Bonomo Neutral Bay Public School North Beaches Rockhouse NSW Sugar Milling Cooperative Pammy’s Hair Design,Grenfell Pont3 Portland Quilters Group Powerhouse Museum Quirindi Lions Club Quirindi Quota International Quirindi Rotary Club Quirindi RSL Quirindi Women’s Bowling Club Radio 2GB Renards Richard Glover 702 Drivetime Rotary Club of Turramurra Rotary Club West Tamworth Royal Agricultural Society of NSW Sailors with DisAbilities Singleton Ogilvy Mather St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia Stella Maris College Sydney Aquarium Taronga Park Zoo Teddy & Friends The Children of Holgate Public School The Manly Daily The Quirindi Advocate The Wine Society Tour de Kids United Way View Club West Wyalong Lions Club West Wyalong Services Club Wildfire Restaurant Supported by the NSW Health Department


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ROYAL FAR WEST Children’s Health Scheme and Services for the Aged

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Annual Report 2008

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