Galambila Aboriginal Health Service is a community control health organisation providing culturally appropriate comprehensive Primary Health Care to Aboriginal people in the Coffs Harbour, New South Wales area

GALAMBILA ISOPEN MONDAY to FRIDAY 8.00am to 5.00pm

ACTING CEO - UPDATE


Giinagay to all

Many of you may be aware that our illustrious Chief Executive Officer, Kristine Garrett has been seconded to the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AHandMRC) of NSW until mid - October 2017. To cover her position of CEO for this period the Galambila Aboriginal Health Service Board made a  request for me to act in the CEO role.

I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to lead Galambila AHS for the next couple of months as Galambila has a working culture that motivates and maintains openness to ensure continued provision of high quality and professional health care services. Along with the staff it is intended to maintain the excellent work that has been contributed by them to ensure Galambila continues to provide best possible health facilities for our people in Coffs Harbour and surrounds. My close connection with our Galambila community has enabled me to have an understanding of how health quality can lead to improve our quality of life through identifying priority health needs and implementing the development of plans that sets direction of our service delivery. Therefore during my time with Galambila AHS I intend to ensure that our statutory reporting functions, including preparation of annual reports, board reports and financial compliance reporting whilst still maintaining the provision of high quality and professional, health care service to our community is maintained.

Many of you will be aware that Galambila was established in 1998, then incorporated in 2008 meaning we have now been in operation for 19 yearsas a Community Controlled Health Service. This means that we have a statutory obligation to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) and by now members should have received a notice in the mail advising that the Galambila Board have scheduled our next AGM for Wednesday 27th September 2017 at the Norm Jordan Pavilion, Coffs Harbour Showground.

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) gives us the chance to check the register of our members, confirm the minutes of the previous AGM as well as presentation of reports from the CEO, our current financial reports (Audit) and Chairperson’s report on behalf of our directors. The AGM is also an opportunity for members to ask questions about how the corporation is managed, election of directors and have a say in choosing an auditor.

I encourage all members to attend the AGM so that you can have an opportunity to contribute to the ongoing improvements in the delivery of high quality health services to Aboriginal clients in Coffs Harbour.

Those of you who have visited the service would have seen the new extensions for our service taking shape and will lead to enriching the services for our community and further improving the profile of Galambila AHS.

 Alex Webb, - Acting CEO

 DAILY APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE

8.00am to 10.00am      WALK-IN APPOINTMENTS

10.00am to 12.00pm   BOOKED APPOINTMENTS   Including same day & transport assisted appointments

1.30pm to 4.00pm       BOOKED APPOINTMENTS   Including same day & transport assisted appointments

To make an appointment with the doctor and for transport bookings please call reception on 02 66520800.

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