Governing Councils

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WA Country

WA Country Health Service (WACHS) delivers a comprehensive range of safe, high quality health services to rural and regional communities across the length and breadth of Western Australia. These services include hospitals, nurses, doctors, mental health services, allied health such as physiotherapy and speech pathology, and disease prevention programs.

WACHS is served by two governing councils, each with its own set of unique health service delivery challenges and needs.

Southern Country Governing Council

The Southern Country Governing Council came into effect on 1 July 2012 to provide input of health services for communities in the Great Southern, South West and the Wheatbelt. Its catchment area covers more than 227 000 km2 with a population of over 300 000, of whom 3.1 per cent are Aboriginal. The population represents 13 per cent of Western Australia's total and is projected to grow to more than 350 000 by 2020.

Historical information, and 2011/12 financial year information relates to the relevant geographical areas of the WA Country Health Service.

» See map of hospital and service locations
» Find out more about the membership of our council

Profile

» Hospitals and services
» Challenges, priorities and initiatives
» Budget, activity and workforce

Northern and Remote Country Governing Council

The Northern and Remote Country Governing Council came into effect on 1 July 2012 to provide input of health services for communities in the Goldfields, Midwest, Pilbara and Kimberley. Its catchment area covers almost 2 250 000 km2 with a population of over 206 637, of whom 18.1 per cent are Aboriginal. The population represents around 10 per cent of Western Australia's total and is projected to grow to nearly 260 000 by 2020.

Historical information and 2011/12 financial year information relates to the relevant geographical areas of the WA Country Health Service.

» See map of hospital and service locations
» Find out more about the membership of our council

Profile

» Hospitals and services
» Challenges, priorities and initiatives
» Budget, activity and workforce