Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network Board

The Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network covers areas including the Riverland and the Murray River, Lakes and Coorong areas in South Australia, extending east to the Victorian border. This area includes the towns and surrounds of Renmark, Paringa, Berri, Barmera, Waikerie, Loxton, Pinnaroo, Lameroo, Karoonda, Mannum, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend and Meningie.

The governing board is responsible and accountable to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing for local decision making.

The role of the Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network governing board includes setting strategies and priorities for health services in the region, as well as ensuring the LHN achieves the performance indicators in its Service Agreement.

Membership

Dr Peter Joyner   Chair

Dr Peter Joyner is self employed as a general practitioner (GP) in Mannum. In 2007, Country Health SA brought in active GPs into its administration and Peter was appointed as the first GP Consultant covering the area of emergency medicine. In 2009, he became the first GP employed as Director Emergency Services for Country Health SA.

Elaine Ashworth

Elaine Ashworth's background is in physiotherapy and she has spent many years working in a range of clinical and management positions in Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and the UK.

Claudia Goldsmith

Claudia Goldsmith has a career based on a mix of non-executive director board positions and management consultancy focussing on financial management, governance reviews and risk identification and management.

Shane Mohor

Shane Mohor has held the position of CEO of the Aboriginal Health Council of SA Ltd (AHCSA) and has been with the AHCSA since November 2010. AHCSA is the peak body for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health and Substance Misuse Services across South Australia. Shane is a heavily invested in ensuring an Aboriginal perspective is at the forefront of all planning.

Melanie Ottaway

Melanie Ottaway is an experienced executive manager with a demonstrated history of working in the not-for-profit organisation management industry.

Fred Toogood

Fred Toogood is a former small business owner and elected member of the Rural City of Murray Bridge. Fred has strong community connections and previous health governance experience which are seen as beneficial for the governing board.

Agendas

Minutes

Travel and entertainment expenses

Public Meetings

The Annual Public Meeting is a great opportunity to meet the Governing Board and hear about what has occurred across the Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network over the past 12 months.

The Annual Public Meeting is an excellent opportunity to connect, ask questions, and provide feedback about health services in our local communities.

All members of the public are welcome to attend.

The inaugural public meetings were combined with Health Advisory Council Annual General Meetings with meetings held in Berri 21 October 2019 and in Murray Bridge 24 October 2019.

For the 2019-20 year, the public meetings were also combined with Health Advisory Council Annual General Meetings with meetings held in Berri 26 October 2019 and in Murray Bridge 27 October 2019.

For the 2020-21 year, the first publicly live streamed annual public meeting was held 25 November 2021. Participants attended in person at linked venues in Berri and Murray Bridge and via Facebook Live with the recording accessible on the Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network Facebook Page.

Riverland Mallee Coorong Local Health Network (RMCLHN) Annual Reports

Contact us

If you would like to contact the RMC LHN board, please email Health.RMCOCEOAuthorisations@sa.gov.au.