Eyre and Far North LHN - Governing Board Expenses-July to August 2019
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The Eyre and Far North Local Health Network covers the areas including the Eyre Peninsula and Far North Outback South Australia, extending north to the Northern Territory border, and west to the Western Australia border. The area includes the townships of Ceduna, Cleve, Coober Pedy, Cowell, Cummins, Elliston, Kimba, Port Lincoln, Streaky Bay, Tumby Bay, Wudinna, Oodnadatta, Lock, and Amata on the APY Lands.
The governing board is responsible and accountable to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing for local decision making.
The role of the Eyre and Far North Local Health Network governing board includes setting strategies and priorities for health services in the region, as well as ensuring the EFN LHN achieves the performance indicators in its Service Agreement.
Michele Smith is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the North Eastern Community Hospital. Prior to taking on this role, Michele spent eleven years as the Regional Director, Eyre and Far North Region.
Leanne Dunchue is a self-employed public accountant residing in Streaky Bay. Leanne brings significant financial expertise and local community knowledge to the governing board.
Bruce Green was until recently Mayor of the City of Port Lincoln Council, having held the position for eight years. Bruce is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has previously served on the Port Lincoln Health Advisory Council.
Dr David Mills is Associate Professor and Director of the Adelaide Rural Clinical School at the University of Adelaide. He has been a practicing GP on the Eyre Peninsula since 1988.
Jamie Siviour has been a strong supporter of Country Health SA and rural health within the Eyre region through his involvement with the Port Lincoln Hospital Inc Board, the Port Lincoln Health Advisory Council and the Lock Health Centre Advisory Committee.
Chris Sweet is a partner at Minter Ellison, Adelaide and Darwin Offices, and Head of Health and Aged Care Practice.
The Eyre and Far North LHN Governing Board held its first Annual Public Meeting on 28 November 2019 at Ceduna Hospital. The meeting was well attended.
Board Members introduced themselves and provided an overview of their role and responsibilities, and launched a public consultation on the development of a five-year Strategic Plan for the LHN.
The Board encouraged communities, stakeholders and staff to participate in the consultation, including by taking part in a survey. The survey closed on 7 February 2020.