Our People

Healthy North Coast complies with a range of regulatory and governance obligations. We take these responsibilities very seriously and are committed to best practice levels of transparency, accountability and governance. Our Board of Directors and Executive Team have a diverse range of expertise and leadership experience in the health industry, both in Australia and overseas.

Our Board

Healthy North Coast (HNC) is a trading name of Healthy North Coast Ltd (HNCL). HNCL is a company limited by guarantee. We have been endorsed as a health promotion charity and are governed by a Board of Directors. The Board provides HNC with an extensive range of knowledge, skills and expertise in local health care provision, clinical expertise, Aboriginal health, academia, community development, business and corporation management, accounting and finance, law and local government. Having a stable Board to steer HNC has resulted in clear direction and strategy, solid accountability and controls, and transparency. Read about our Board advisory structures and sub-committees here.

Our Executive Team

The Executive Team is comprised of highly qualified managers with extensive experience in management roles, strong ties to the community, networks across industries and demonstrated abilities establishing genuine and effective partnerships.

Education & training funding elibility

Funding is open to all primary care providers within disaster affected communities across the Healthy North Coast footprint.

Workforce Locum support and R&R funding criteria

  • Available to primary care services in disaster impacted communities within the Healthy North Coast footprint.
  • Available to support short-term workforce coverage, allowing clinicians to rest and recover.
  • Workforce-support funding in total is capped for each site, over a 12-month period:
    • $10k for GPs and/or
    • $5K for nursing and/or
    • $5k administration support and/or
    • $5K allied/pharmacy and other.
  • Funding is not to be used to fill gaps in staffing that have not been able to recruit to and not to replace existing staff.
  • Healthy North Coast will assess requirements and approve available funding directly with the service requesting support.
  • Priority will be given to sites that have immediate, short-term workforce support needs.
  • Requests will be reviewed and supported on a case-by-case basis.
  • Program funding administered via RCTI Agreement (Recipient Created Tax Invoice) to be paid monthly, or on completion of the placement (whichever comes first).
  • Practices will be required to complete a request for payment form monthly, or on completion of the placement (whichever occurs first).

Wellbeing Flexible Funding Criteria & Eligibility

  • Open to all primary care providers within disaster affected communities across the Healthy North Coast footprint.
  • Activity must be purposeful, with the aim of increasing the wellbeing of your team.
  • Requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis, with funding allocated based on team size.*
  • Following approval by Healthy North Coast, funding will be administered via RCTI Agreement (Recipient Created Tax Invoice) upon providing proof of expenses.
  • Funding cannot be used for the purchase of alcohol, or any other goods or services where the vendor cannot quote their Australian Business Number.
  • Planned activities must occur prior to 30th June 2024.
  • Funding will not be available for retrospective activities.
*Team Size
(Total staff and contractors)
Funding Available
Small (1-5)$500-$1500
Medium (6-20)$1500-$4000
Large (>20)$4000-$5000