Far North Health Advisory Council

The Far North Health Advisory Council Inc (Far North HAC) is a voluntary body that consults with the local community on health needs and priorities, provides advice based on community views to SA Health, and assists with providing information to the community about health and aged care services.

A major role of the Far North HAC is to discuss health issues, priorities and needs within our community and advise and advocate on behalf of that community to the Eyre and Far North Local Health Service (EFNLHN), which owns and operates the local hospital, Community Health Services, and GP Practice and is part of SA Health.

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

The Far North HAC also provides advice to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing and the EFNLHN Governing Board on matters that affect or are of interest to the local community.


The Far 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 EFNLHN

Current membership

  • Presiding member – Paul Howard
  • Local member of parliament – Vacant
  • Nominee of local government – Jeff Sheridan
  • Medical practitioner member - Vacant
  • Staff member – Vacant
  • Community representatives -
    • Fr Paul Crotty
    • Edward Radeka




Paul Howard
Far North Health Advisory Council
C/- Coober Pedy Hospital
PO Box 143
Coober Pedy SA 5723