Mid North Health Advisory Council Inc.

The Mid 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 the 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 fundraised by the community, for use at the facilities.

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

The Mid North Health Advisory Council draws its membership from the communities of Booleroo Centre, Jamestown, Orroroo and Peterborough. It is concerned with the delivery of health services and outcomes in those areas, and especially with the services emanating from the hospitals in each of those towns, and the aged care facilities at the Orroroo Community Home and Nalya Lodge at Peterborough.

The Mid 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 Mid 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


Annual Reports


Stephen Richmond
Mid North Health Advisory Council Inc.
C/-  Jamestown Hospital
South Terrace
Jamestown SA 5491

Current membership

Member Name
Presiding member Stephen Richmond
Local member of Parliament nominee Stephen Richmond
Local government member Denis Clark
Medical practitioner representative Dr Simon Jackson
Staff member Barbara Nutt
Aboriginal Resident Representative
Claude Evans
Community representatives Jeff Oakley
Lynne Christophersen
Natasha Downing
Noreen Arthur
Robert Gibb
Ruth O'Grady
Ruth Whittle
Joylene Tapscott


Meeting information

The Mid North Health Advisory Council Inc. meets on the 4th Monday of every alternate month at 7:30pm and rotates between the Booleroo, Jamestown, Orroroo and Peterborough health units.

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