Southern Flinders Health Advisory Council

The aim of the Southern Flinders Health Advisory Council is to provide an appropriate range of services that are coordinated, cost effective, flexible and responsive to community Need. Our focus over the last few years has been the enhancement of community based and aged care services, particularly in the community and home environment.

We are the health FACE for our 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.

Southern Finders Health Advisory Council also holds accounts for the Health services in Crystal Brook, Gladstone and Laura, for receipt of donations and bequests.

Southern Flinders Health is a Multi Purpose Service which aims to provide flexibility in the provision of aged care services.

Southern Flinders Health also provides women with comprehensive maternal care throughout pregnancy, birth and post-natally through an innovative model of care.


The Southern Flinders 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 Yorke and Northern Local Health Network

Current membership

Presiding Member - Brian Higgins
Local member of Parliament - Linda Deans
Local government representative - Fiona Hockey
Medical practitioner representative - Dr Helen Robertson
Staff representative - Amanda Kittel
Executive representatives - Tess Noonan, Melissa Koch, Ryan Ackland
Executive support
Sharon Jeffries

Community representatives:

  • Lorraine Griffin
  • Beverley Harris
  • Jo Grossman
  • Bronwyn Perry
  • Jennifer Cleggett
  • Shane Kirk
  • Kathy Webb

Meeting information

When: 4th Thursday of every alternate month
Time: 5.30 pm
Where: rotates between Laura and Crystal Brook health units.




Sharon Jeffries
Southern Flinders Health Advisory Council
C/- Crystal Brook and District Hospital
Edmund Terrace