Top End Health Service (TEHS)

The Top End Health Service (TEHS) includes Royal Darwin Hospital, Palmerston Regional Hospital, Katherine Hospital, Gove Hospital, Top End Mental Health Services and numerous remote health clinics.

The Executive Leadership Team (ELT) leads and manages the business operations of TEHS to ensure delivery of health services in accordance with the Service Delivery Agreement with the Department of Health.

Contact TEHS

Top End Health Service
Royal Darwin Hospital,  Rocklands Drive
Tiwi NT 0810

Phone: (08) 8922 8888

Postal address:
PO Box 41326
Casuarina NT 0811


As the peak governance and decision making body for TEHS, the ELT is responsible for ensuring TEHS delivers safe and high quality care in accordance with the National Safety and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) Standards.

The TEHS ELT is a collective of decision makers that lead the organisation in the delivery of its accountabilities under the Service Delivery Agreement with the Department of Health.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities include:

  • Deliver outcomes outlined in the NT Health Strategic Plan and other relevant approved plans.
  • Drive clinical reform to ensure TEHS is a high performing Health Service.
  • Develop, implement and monitor robust corporate and clinical governance frameworks that underpin effective governance and support effective and efficient service delivery.
  • Monitor and manage the safety and quality performance of the TEHS.
  • Approve all TEHS-wide Policy.
  • Identify, monitor and manage strategic and critical risks as they relate to TEHS.
  • Drive the development of engagement strategies and protocols with the NT Primary Health Network, private and non-government organisations as well as research and education institutions to enhance services provided to the community.
  • Delivery of financial outcomes as articulated in the Service Delivery Agreement.
  • Ensure TEHS has an engaged and capable workforce.

TEHS Executive Leadership Team

Chief Operating Officer
Michelle McKay

Executive Director Royal Darwin Palmerston Hospitals
Allison Grierson

General Manager, Darwin Region and Strategic Primary Health Care
Christine Connors

General Manager Katherine Region
Angela Brannelly

General Manager East Arnhem Region
Michelle Evison-Rose

General Manager Top End Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs Service
Richard Campion

Executive Director Medical Services
Charles Pain

Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery
Mish Hill

Executive Director Allied Health
Renae Moore

Executive Director Aboriginal Health
Sean Taylor

Executive Director Medicines Management: Research, Transformation and Change
Bhavini Patel

Chief Finance Officer
Katrina Bosworth

Executive Director Strategy and Planning
Catherine O’Connell

Executive Director People and Culture
Peter Boyce

Last updated: 04 March 2022

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