Woods on health council
Yamba resident Sandra Woods has been appointed to the newly-formed North Coast Area Health Advisory Council (NCAHAC).
Mrs Woods, wife of former Labor State Government minister Harry Woods, was appointed because of her involvement in several community groups throughout the Lower Clarence, which includes her 20-year membership of the MacleanLower Clarence Hospital Auxiliary.
Mrs Woods joins 12 other residents of the North Coast on the council, which will take in the area from Port Macquarie to Tweed Heads.
NSW Health Minister John Hatzistergos said the members were chosen because of their knowledge of issues affecting the area.
"Members have been selected for their understanding of the health challenges facing NSW communities," he said.
"They bring a unique perspective on the issues confronting their local area."
Mr Hatzistergos said the formation of the council would allow more communication between the health system and members of the public.
"The council will work with the chief executive of each area health service to ensure that clinicians, patients and the community are effectively engaged and consulted," he said.