Port Lincoln Health Advisory Council

The Port Lincoln Health Advisory Council Inc (Port Lincoln 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 Port Lincoln 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, and Mental Health services, and is part of SA Health.

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

The Port Lincoln 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 Port Lincoln 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 – Harry Miller
  • Local member of parliament – Vacant
  • Nominee of local government – Lillian Poynter
  • Medical practitioner member – Dr John Williams
  • Staff member – Vacant
  • Community representatives -
    • Andrew Hentschke
    • Ann Lord
    • Pascale Detwiller

Meeting information

When: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where: Ground Floor Seminar Room, Port Lincoln Health Services, Oxford Terrace, Port Lincoln Community Members are welcome to attend.




Harry Miller
Port Lincoln Health Advisory Council Inc.
C/- Port Lincoln Hospital and Health Service
PO Box 630
Port Lincoln SA 5606