Yorke Peninsula Health Advisory Council Inc.

The Yorke Peninsula 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 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 raised by the community, for use at the facilities.

The Health Advisory Council seeks to represent community needs to Country Health SA or the Minister for Health, and where necessary advocate for improvements.


The Yorke Peninsula 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 Country Health SA

Current membership

Presiding member - Fraser Ellis
Local member of Parliament - Fraser Ellis
Local government nominee - Tania Stock
Medical practitioner representative - N/A
Staff representative - Abbie Bray

Community representatives

  • Rex Angie
  • Rodney Thomas

Meeting information

When: 1st Tuesday of the month
Time: 10.00am
Where: between Maitland, Minlaton, and Yorketown




Jo Bellingham
Yorke Peninsula Health Advisory Council Inc.
C/- Central Yorke Peninsula Hospital (Maitland)
65 Robert Street
Maitland SA 5573

Email: HealthYorkePeninsulaHAC@sa.gov.au