Eastern Eyre Health Advisory Council Inc.

A major role of the Eastern Eyre Health Advisory Council (HAC) Inc is to relay ideas and views from the Community to the local Health Service.

These ideas are used in planning for new and improved services.

It also provides advice to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing on matters outside of the local area affecting residents of Eastern Eyre, and advocates on behalf of the community to promote the health interests of the community.

Eastern Eyre Health Advisory Council Inc holds accounts for the hospitals/health services in Cleve, Cowell and Kimba for receipt of donations and bequests.


Eastern Eyre Health and Aged Care was formed in July 2000 and came to being with the amalgamation of Cleve District Health and Aged Care, Kimba District Health and Aged Care and Cowell Community Health and Aged Care. The amalgamation process was undertaken to enable the communities in the District Council areas of Cleve, Franklin Harbour and  Kimba to form a Multi-Purpose Service and access the Commonwealth Rural Health Service funding for Primary Health Care.

Following the amalgamation there has been a huge increase in the primary health focus which is seen as a most valuable service to complement the existing acute and residential care services that have been available for many years.

Eastern Eyre Health and Aged Care is charged with providing a comprehensive range of health, aged and community services to the cluster communities of Cleve, Franklin Harbour and Kimba. To ensure this range of services is meeting the needs of the three communities and is provided from a cost effective and equitable basis, significant organisational and financial development at cluster level has taken place over recent years.

Meeting information

When: bi-monthly on the last Tuesday
Time: 7.00 pm.
Location: alternate between face to face at Kimba and Video Conference at each site.


The Eastern Eyre 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 EFNLHN

Current membership

Presiding member - Michelle Stening
Member of parliament (representative or nominee) - Daven Wagner
Local government member -  Vacant
Medical practitioner - Vacant
Staff member - Dean Haniford

Community representatives:

  • Kirralee Beinke
  • Christine Franklin
  • Michelle Stening
  • Bev Story




Michelle Stening
Eastern Eyre Health Advisory Council Inc
c/- Cowell Hospital
17 South Terrace
Cowell SA 5602