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.


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




Darryl Venning
Presiding Member
Lower North Health Advisory Council Inc.
C/- Snowtown Hospital
South Terrace


Current membership

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

Meeting inforrmation

The Lower North Health Advisory Council Inc. hold meetings on the 4th Monday of every month at 1:00pm in the Clare Hospital Community Meeting Room.

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