It is important to recognise that O&M is not the same thing as administration. O&M includes what is normally considered to be ‘administration expenses’ such as admin and management salaries, Board expenses, insurance, etc. Most importantly however O&M also includes most of the operational expenses incurred by PHC and A&D. These expenses cover such things as vehicle operations, staff travel, power and water, repairs and maintenance, and provisions. It is for this reason that some 45% of THS’s income is spent on O&M.
PHC and A&D budgets are largely composed of salaries. However small amounts of program specific expenditure (eg pharmaceuticals for PHC and food for A&D) are also included.
As a general principle THS takes the same percentage of funds from each source of income and puts it towards O&M. There are a few minor exceptions which relate to the precise nature of funding calculations and purposes.
At the start of 2009/10 THS budgeted for the receipt of $2,514,580 of recurrent funding in 2009/2010 as follows:
|DoHA OATSIH A||Primary Health Care||1,724,336|
|DoH CDHS RHS||Primary Health Care||65,000|
|DoH CHSA HWP||Primary Health Care||62,566|
|DoH CHSA PATS||Primary Health Care||30,000|
|DoH WWSP||Primary Health Care||9,000|
|Medicare||Primary Health Care||10,000|
|DoHA OATSIH B||Bring Them Home||104,000|
|DoHA AC||Aged Care||249,979|
|DoHA ATSICC||Aged Care||66,499|
|DF&C HACC||Aged and Disabled Care||38,200|
|DF&C DisabsSA/OD&CS||Disabled Care||155,000|
THS budgeted for the expenditure of all this $2,514,580 in 2009/2010 as follows:
|DoHA OATSIH A||956,144||–||768,192|
|DoH CDHS RHS||65,000||–||–|
|DoH CHSA HWP||62,566||–||–|
|DoH CHSA PATS||30,000||–||–|
|DoHA OATSIH B||57,668||–||46,332|
|DoHA AC CDEP||–||66,499||–|
|DF&C Disabs SA||–||109,000||46,000|
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 2,514,580