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Lower North Health Advisory Council Inc.

The Lower North Health Advisory Council (HAC) came into being on 1st July 2008, after the State Government’s Health Care Act 2008 removed the governance of local hospitals from local boards and established Health Advisory Councils to represent local communities.

The ownership of the property of the hospitals and aged care facilities is vested in the Health Advisory Council. It also manages funds donated or raised by the community, for use at the facilities.

The Lower North Health Advisory Council seeks to represent community needs to Country Health SA or the Minister for Health, and where necessary advocate for improvements.

We are the community elected health council for your health service.

The Lower North Health Advisory Council is the health FACE for your community. 

Our role is to:

  • Facilitate discussion in our community about health issues, priorities and needs.
  • Advise and advocate on behalf of the community.
  • Communicate and consult with the community and with Country Health SA on behalf of the community.
  • Engage with the community and evaluate progress.

Membership

The Lower North Health Advisory Council can include:

  • Up to 8 community members
  • Nominee of local government
  • A local member of Parliament or his or her nominee
  • A medical practitioner member
  • A worker from Country Health SA

Constitution

Reports

Meeting Information

The Lower North Health Advisory Council meetings are held bi-monthly on the 4th Monday (excluding public holidays) at 1.00pm in Patullo House meeting room in Clare Hospital. Once a year meetings are held at Snowtown hospital and the Burra Hospital respectively.

Current HAC members:

Member Name
Presiding Member Darryl Venning
Local member of Parliament Judith Reilly
Local government nominee Terry Williams
Medical practitioner representative vacant
Staff member Jenny Turner
Community representatives Bill Freebairn
David Sanders
Malcolm Norman
Pam Francis
Peter Sanders
Richard Pledge
Sarah Wood
Terry Williams
Tony Gwynn-Jones

Contact

Darryl Venning
Lower North Health Advisory Council Inc.
C/- Clare Hospital
Reply Paid 8005
PO Box 239
Clare SA 5453

 

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