Community Advisory Councils

The Community Advisory Council provides locally relevant perspectives on local needs and potential innovations that address health priorities.

  • To provide a community perspective to the Murray PHN Board to ensure that decisions, investments, and innovations are patient centred, cost effective, locally relevant, and aligned to local care experiences and expectations.
  • To provide strategic advice and make recommendations from a community and consumer perspective to support Murray PHN to plan and deliver health services that supports quality care.
  • To reinforce and support mechanisms that support joined up planning across a service system, inclusive of community perspective and insight.
  • To identify additional opportunities for Murray PHN to meet its strategic priorities in the respective region.

In the North West, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Wendy Buteux, Birchip/Swan Hill
  • Lois O’Callaghan, Mildura West
  • Jack Forbes, Mildura West
  • Heather Macklin, Colignan
  • Allison McTaggart, Mildura, and
  • Amy Nash, Red Cliffs

In Central Victoria, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Geoff Barrett, Kyneton
  • Sharon Walsh, Elmore
  • Dianne Bowles, Mead
  • Sara Blatchford, Bendigo
  • Wayne McKay, Healthcote
  • Emily Condon, Kyneton
  • Jeff Bray, Rochester

In the Goulburn Valley, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Kim Fitzgerald, Youanmite
  • Jemma Hansen, Katunga
  • Joanne Kinder, Shepparton
  • Dr Menon Parameswaran, Shepparton
  • Jamie Porter, Seymour
  • Betul Tuna, Shepparton, and
  • Kate Wright, Cobram

In the North East, our Community Advisory Council members are:

  • Jillian Craig, Thurgoona NSW
  • Carmel Hicks, Lavington NSW
  • Peter Hopper, Bright
  • Kym Loechel, Wangaratta
  • Kim Scanlon, Molyullah, and
  • Karina Walker, Benalla

Community regional advisory councils meeting dates
Induction:

  • Albury | Monday 27 August, 12.30-3pm
  • Shepparton | Tuesday 28 August, 12.30-3pm
  • Mildura | Wednesday 29 August, 12.30-3pm
  • Bendigo | Thursday 30 August, 12-2.30pm

Meeting dates:

  • Early October 2018
  • Mid-February 2019
  • Each community advisory council will also need to determine the timing of one locally hosted forum per annum

All councils annual event date

  • Bendigo | Friday 1 March 2019

Last updated 27 August 2018