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Wallaroo Hospital
1 Ernest Terrace 
Wallaroo, South Australia, 5556 

Phone: (08) 8823 0200 
Fax: (08) 8823 3185  

Wallaroo Hospital and Health Service is part of the Yorke and Lower Health Services. Wallaroo Hospital has a 21 bed complex and is located with a seven bed private hospital. NYP Health Service has a inpatient care in general medicine for adults, children and as well as palliative care. 

Community nursing and allied health services are also available. 

Allied Health services:

- Physiotherapy 
- Social work 
- Speech pathology
- Occupational Health  
- Palliative Care 

NYP Health Service has a 24-hour accident and emergency service. The emergency department has a duty nurse and triaged system, to collect information and assess illness or injury. 

NYP Health Service offers a 24-hour retrieval access team for any critical patients, to be airlifted to broader medical facility for example: Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. 


Vacancies can be found on the SA Health website:




The Minister for Health

The Honourable Jack Snelling MP


Northern Yorke Peninsula Health Advisory Council



to The Minister for Health

The Honourable Jack Snelling MP




Northern Yorke Peninsula


Northern Yorke Peninsula is essentially the rural area consisting of the three main towns of Kadina, Wallaroo and Moonta and surrounding rural areas being an area of approximately 800 square kilometres.


We are located approximately 150 kilometres north of Adelaide.


The population of our catchment area reached approximately 14,000 people in 2014.


 Over 100,000 people visit the area annually.


Population trends indicates growth of approximately 2.5% per annum.


Wallaroo  Hospital and Health Services


Known in our community as “Wallaroo Hospital”, Wallaroo Hospital and Health Services is a vital health centre for the Northern Yorke Peninsula area.


Wallaroo Hospital is a 21 bed complex co-located with a 7 bed private hospital complex.


A 24 hour Accident and Emergency Service is an important and essential community facility.


Attached to and complimentary to the acute Hospital centre are extensive Community Health, Outreach and Dental services.


An extensive summary of the services provided is detailed in the Wallaroo Hospital website.  

The members of the Northern Yorke Peninsula Health Advisory Council, at the outset, acknowledge the excellent hospital and health service facilities at Wallaroo Hospital and the contribution to these services in the past and continuing in the present by many health professionals and employees and community members.


Northern Yorke Peninsula Health Advisory Council


            Our Council is primarily engaged with Wallaroo Hospital but is also interested in health issues generally within the Northern Yorke Peninsula community.


Our current Council Members are:

·                  Doug Reed – Community Member – Presiding Member

·                  Peter Egel – Representative of Member for Goyder Mr Steven Griffiths

·                  Dr Tim Wood – Medical Officers Representative

·                  Sue Bussenschutt – Community Member

·                  Jodi Russack -  Community Member

·                  Charmaine Dayman – Community Member

·                  Janine Anderson  – Community Member

·                  Sharee Cock – Community Member

·                  Dr Richard Burnet – Community Member

·                  Luke Halls – Community Member

·                  Cathy Vluggen – Local Government Representative


Our Country Health SA representatives who attend our meetings are:

·                  Paul Fahey – Manager Corporate Services

·                  Michael Eades - Acting Director of Nursing

·                  Roger Kirchner – Regional Director available by telephone and video conference


A significant role of our Health Advisory Council is:

·                 to identify community concerns and issues in relation to health services on Northern Yorke Peninsula;

·                 to advocate on behalf of our community to the Minister of Health.


The aim and purpose of this report and submission is to communicate to The Minister current issues and concerns emanating from our community in relation to our health services.



Ø    In 2016 the NYP Health Advisory Council (NYP HAC) hosted a Community Health Forum in Kadina.

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