About Us

Who we are

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network is a Statutory Health Corporation established under the Health Services Act (NSW) 1997.

We are part of the broader health system reporting to the Minister for Health through the Network Board and the Secretary, NSW Health.

What we do

The Network delivers health care to adults and young people in contact with the forensic mental health and criminal justice systems, across community, inpatient and custodial settings.

We form a vital component of the NSW public health system through its support of a highly vulnerable patient population whose health needs are often numerous and more complex than the wider community.

We are positioned with a unique opportunity to respond to the health needs of these individuals who commonly have had minimal contact with mainstream health services in the community.

We care for over 30,000 patients annually, a health community that is unique in NSW.

In all contexts, the Network works closely with a variety of other organisations, including NSW Ministry of Health, Corrective Services NSW, Juvenile Justice, Local Health Districts, Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Organisations, NSW Police Force, Department of Attorney General & Justice, Universities, community groups and advocacy groups.

Our Vision and Values

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Our Locations

Welcome from the Chief Executive

On behalf of the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network Board and Executive team, I would like to welcome you to the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network website.

On this site you will find details about our Network including information on our services, facilities, health care locations, publications, research process and much more.

Seeking a change in career?

If you are seeking for a change and want to pursue a career with Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network, one that offers access to a unique environment and patient population, a variety of specialties, excellent professional development opportunities or simply want to make a difference, I invite you to check out our Careers page to find out if there is something that matches your profile. 

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network produces an annual publication that showcases our highlights and key achievements over the last 12 months. To find out more about what we do, download a copy of our latest report, the 2016/17 Year in Review today.

If you have any queries about the information contained on this website please email jhadmin@justicehealth.nsw.gov.au

Welcome  

Gary Forrest

Chief Executive 

Our Team

Organisational Structure

 Click here to view the Network's Organisational Chart. 

 

Network Executive Team

Gary Forrest

Chief Executive

  • Gary joined Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network in 2002 working in nursing before taking up the Chief Executive role in 2016.
  • He has a Bachelor of Science (Nursing) and a Masters of Applied Management (Health) with distinction.
  • Gary has over 30 years’ experience in nursing working within intensive care units, emergency departments, sexual health services, drug and alcohol services and teaching nursing at colleges and universities.
  • Prior appointments include managing Long Bay Hospital and Executive Director of Clinical Operations (Custodial Health).

Wendy Hoey

Executive Director Clinical Operations

  • Wendy joined Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network as Executive Director of Clinical Operations in 2019.
  • She is a Registered Nurse, has a Graduate Certificate in Management and is currently studying a Master of Business Admin and Public Health at Torrens University.
  • Wendy has over 20 years’ experience in senior health management roles within the public sector.
  • Prior appointments include Executive Director for Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service and Nursing Director for the Central Queensland Mental Health Service.

Rajiv Anand

Executive Director Corporate Services

  • Rajiv joined Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network in 2012 as Executive Director of Corporate Services.
  • He has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Strategic Finance, and is a Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Rajiv has over 20 years’ experience in senior executive Finance positions both in the private and public sectors.
  • Prior appointments include Director Operations for Southern NSW Local Health District and Director Corporate Services for Greater Southern Area Health Services.

Dr Stephen Hampton

Executive Medical Director

  • Dr Hampton joined the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network (Network) in 2009 as a General Practitioner and Clinical Director for Primary and Women’s Health. He became the Executive Medical Director for the Network in 2012.
  • He has a Bachelor of Medicine and Masters of Public Health. He was also the inaugural Chair of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Specific Interest Group in Custodial Health and was involved in the NSW Medical Leadership Group.
  • His prior appointments include being a District Medical Officer in the Northern Territory and a partner in a suburban General Practice.
  • His interests include Medical Education and Systems Improvement.

 

Right to Information

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Our History

Our Profile

Our Profile

The window of opportunity for Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network to provide healthcare to individuals is usually brief, as only 30% of all receptions stay less than six months. In addition, inmates rarely spend their entire sentence within the same correctional centre, with many movements annually between correctional centres and court complexes. Inmates generally have a poor health status characterised by general neglect, substance abuse and mental illness. Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network fulfills a valuable role in improving the health status of this group while also minimising the health consequences of incarceration on individuals, their families and the general community.

Forensic Patient Pathways

JH&FMHN Operations

Overview of JH&FMHN – Who we are and what we do

Patient Journey

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Organisational Chart

Open Access Information

Agency Information Guide

The Network Agency Information Guide provides information in general terms about:

  • The structure and functions of this agency
  • The kinds of Government information held by this agency
  • Information that is available to the public; and
  • How this information will be made available, including costs for accessing information.

Click here for a copy of the current Agency Information Guide.

Register of Government Contracts

The GIPA Act requires agencies to record and publish certain information about contracts with private sector bodies. Employment contracts are not covered by the GIPA Act.

Not all information contained in contracts may be released. The following are considerations that may be applied when determining whether there is a public interest against the disclosure of contract information:

  • The commercial-in-confidence provisions of a contract
  • Details of any unsuccessful tender
  • Any information where there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network contracts are available on the NSW Government e-tendering website.

Information Disclosure Log

A disclosure log is a record of information that the Network has released, often in response to a specific request from an individual or organisation, that may be of interest to other members of the public.

The Disclosure Log is continuously updated as relevant information is released under the GIPA Act.

If you require further information about the disclosure log, please contact the Network Right to Information Officer.

Information about the Network tabled in Parliament

No documents have been tabled in Parliament by or on behalf of the Network. Should this occur, links to these documents will be published on this website.

Information Not Disclosed to the Public

Information Not Disclosed to the Public

Under the GIPA Act, there is a presumption in favour of disclosing Government information unless there is an overriding public interest against disclosure. In making such a determination, the public interest test under s.13 of the GIPA Act will be applied, which provides that there will only be an overriding public interest against disclosure where public interest considerations in favour of disclosure are, on balance, outweighed by those against disclosure.

An access application may be made for all government information held by the Network and information may be released in response to an access application unless:

  • there is an overriding public interest against disclosure, or
  • the information is excluded information of particular agencies as defined under Schedule 2 of the GIPA Act.

Although an access application may be made for government information held by the Network, information will not be released if there is an overriding public interest against disclosure.

The Network will continually review its program for releasing government information which will identify information held by this agency that should, in the public's interest, be made publicly available.

 

 

Gary Forrest

Forensic Health

PROFESSIONAL VISITOR INFORMATION

Patient Charter

About Us

Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network is a Statutory Health Corporation established under the Health Services Act (NSW) 1997 and is funded by NSW Ministry of Health. The Network provides health care in a complex environment to people in the adult correctional environment, to those in courts and police cells, to juvenile detainees and to those within the NSW forensic mental health system and in the community. In all contexts, Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network must work closely with a variety of other organisations, including NSW Ministry of Health, Corrective Services NSW, Juvenile Justice, Local Health Districts-, Community Controlled Aboriginal Health Organisations, NSW Police Force, Department of Attorney General & Justice, Universities, community groups and advocacy groups. Our commitment to providing the best possible health care to our clients remains our key focus. We are confident that through the efforts of our dedicated and professional staff we will continue to provide a health service that leads the way in international best practice for those who come into contact with the forensic mental health and NSW criminal justice systems.

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