Regional Health Services
Local hospitals and health services form a network delivering high quality health care across country South Australia.
Health Advisory Councils (HACs) are consultative bodies that advise the Minister for Health on issues related to specific groups or regions.
Health Advisory Councils were established under the Health Care Act 2008 to provide a more coordinated, strategic and integrated health care system to meet the health needs of South Australians.
Health Advisory Councils have also been established for SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) volunteers and for Veterans to advise the Minister for Health on particular issues related to these groups.
In country areas, Health Advisory Councils are based geographically to ensure a continuing strong link between communities and their health services. There are 42 country Health Advisory Councils (HAC) in South Australia.
The Country Health SA Local Health Network Board Health Advisory Council works with Country Health SA to plan health services for the people of rural and remote South Australia.
Health Advisory Councils in country South Australia may be incorporated or non-incorporated.
Incorporated Health Advisory Councils in country South Australia hold assets, manage bequests and provide advice on local health service needs and priorities. The Country Health SA Local Health Network Board Health Advisory Council holds assets on behalf of non-incorporated Health Advisory Councils.