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
  • Aboriginal representative
  • A worker from YNLHN


Annual Reports

Current membership

Presiding member / Local member of Parliament representative - Stephen Richmond
Local government representative - Kathie Bowman (Mayor Orroroo and Carrieton)
Medical practitioner representative - Dr Simon Jackson
Staff member  Ronel Cillie (Booleroo Centre)

Community representatives

  • Jeff Oakley
  • Lynne Christophersen
  • Natasha Downing
  • Ruth Whittle
  • Joylene Tapscott
  • Irene Whittle
  • Kerrie Robinson
  • Toni Bastian
  • Jodie Piggott

Meeting information

When: 4th Monday of every alternate month

Time: 7:30pm

Location: rotates between the Booleroo, Jamestown, Orroroo and Peterborough health units.


Bronwyn Weston
C/-  Mid North Health Advisory Council Inc.
Booleroo Health Service
PO Box 20

Email: Health.MidNorthHAC@sa.gov.au