Governance

About the Board

 Gurriny Yealamucka Health Services is an Incorporated Aboriginal Association under the Aboriginal Councils and Associations Act 1976. 

Since its inception the Board of Directors has actively developed the organisation to become the lead health agency in Yarrabah. 

Chair - Leslie Baird

Director - Rob Giason

Director- Sandra Houghton

Director - David Baird

Director - Elisa Lively

Director - Linda Sexton

Director - Ross Maloney

Director - Justin Scheldrake

Company Secretary -Tamilyn Brennan

Strategic Plan 2018-2021

It is important for the Board and the organisation to understand what success looks like and this is managed through the Strategic Plan began implementation in March 2018 and is overseen by the Board and implemented by the Chief Executive Officer with annual reviews with success measured against National Health Key Performance Indicators annually and amended accordingly. While striving for this we also value community engagement, community ownership and sustainability.

View our Strategic Plan 


Our Mission 

As the community controlled health service in Yarrabah Gurriny's mission is to lead the advancement of equitable health outcomes for the people of Yarrabah. 


Our Vision

Gurriny will "Close the Gap" through progressing quality healthcare services that are underpinned by gold standard governance and business practices;

1. To increase and maintain the health standards of people in Yarrabah and surrounding areas by delivering a service through the governance and management of an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service; and

2. In partnership with Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service (CHHHS) develop a capacity building infrastructure that supports Gurriny incorporate primary health care as the major foundation to serve a multi-purpose community controlled health service.


Priorities for the next 12 months are:

  • Major development of an outreach clinicon Workshop Street
  • Addressing social determinates through a health lens as   part of Yarrabah Leaders Forum
  • Continuing to execute the strategic plan.