Central Australia Health Service (CAHS)

The Central Australia Health Service encompasses Acute Care Services, including Alice Springs Hospital and Tennant Creek Hospital, Primary and Public Health Care and Mental Health.

The region covers two-thirds or more than a million square kilometres of the Northern Territory (NT), extending into the bordering areas of South Australia and Western Australia, and caters to the health needs of not only the people who reside in the area, but also visiting interstate and overseas tourists.

In the most recent 2016 ABS census Central Australia had an estimated resident population of more than 42,000 people, representing around 18.5 per cent of the total NT population.

Almost 60 per cent of the Central Australia population live in Alice Springs (24,753), 7.5 per cent in Tennant Creek (3,503) with more than 20 per cent (8,563) in the Barkly region.

The remainder of the population live in remote communities and on outstations, cattle stations, police stations, road houses, mine and exploration sites, and in and around Yulara/Uluru. Aboriginals make up more than 33 per cent of the total Central Australia population.

List of remote health centres in Central Australia and contact details.

CAHS Strategic Executive Committee

Acting Chief Operating Officer
Naomi Heinrich

Chief Financial Officer
Murray Brown

Senior Director Strategy, Planning and Risk Management

Craig Willingham

Acting General Manager Acute Care Services

Melissa Brown

General Manager Primary and Public Health Care
David Reeve

Executive Director Medical and Clinical Services Acute Care Services
Dr Samuel Goodwin

General Manager Mental Health Services
Peter Thornton

Contact CAHS

Central Australia Health Service
Level 1 Eurilpa House
Alice Springs NT 0870

Phone: (08) 8951 5294

Email: CAHSCOOCorrespondence.DoH@nt.gov.au

Postal address:
GPO Box 721
Alice Springs NT 0871


Last updated: 12 April 2021

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