Central Australia Health Service (CAHS)

The Central Australia Health Service encompasses Alice Springs Hospital, Tennant Creek Hospital, Primary Health Care, Mental Health and Alcohol and Other Drugs services.

The Central Australia region covers 64.7% (872,861km2) of the total Northern Territory geographical area and includes Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, and major communities including Elliott, Yuendumu, Kaltukatjara (Docker River), Alpurrurulam (Lake Nash), Ali Curung and many more discrete Aboriginal communities.

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

On 30 June 2014, Central Australia had an estimated resident population of 48,506 people, representing 19.8% of the total NT population. 

Almost 60% of the Central Australia population lived in Alice Springs (28667) and a further 7.5% lived in Tennant Creek (3634).

The remainder of the population (16,205) lived in discrete remote communities and outstations. The Aboriginal population was 44% (21, 674) of the total Central Australia population.

CAHS strategic executive

Chief Operating Officer
Sue Korner 

General Manager Primary Health Care
Carol Farmer 

General Manager Mental Health Services
Peter Thornton 

Acting General Manager Barkly
Michele Smith 

Acting Chief Financial Officer
Murray Brown 

Director Workforce Services
Carol Cartwright 

Acting General Manager Alcohol and Other Drugs Services
Max Yffer 

Director Quality and Safety
Leslie Manda 

Acting Executive Director Medical and Clinical Services
Dr Samuel Goodwin 

Executive Director Nursing and Midwifery
Melissa Brown 

Director Allied Health and Aged Care
Larissa Ellis 

Acting Director Aboriginal Health Practitioners
Jenifer Hampton

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

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Last updated: 28 November 2017