Founded in 1998, the Katherine West Health Board (KWHB) is a fully accredited aboriginal community controlled health service based across the rolling river and desert country of the remote outback region to the south west of Katherine in Australia's Northern Territory.

KWHB provides an industry renowned clinical, preventative and emergency health service in our seven main health centres, servicing the 3500 residents and visitors in our region.

We employ over 60 staff members based over a region roughly the size of Tasmania (162,000 sq/km). Our head office is based in Katherine, with Health Centres based in the remote centres of Timber Creek, Bulla, Kildurk, Yarralin, Pigeon Hole, Kalkaringi (Wave Hill) and Lajamanu, with a dedicated mix of administrative staff and health practitioners working as a solid team to produce positive health outcomes.

We are always looking for dedicated people to join our team, and we invite interested parties to view our 'Current Positions' page.

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Funding and Accreditation
Katherine West Health Board is a fully accredited health service, with our four main health centres (Kalkaringi, Lajamanu, Timber Creek, Yarralin) attaining GPA Plus accreditation against RACGP Standards for the last four years. KWHB is also certified against the ISO International Management Standard ISO 9001 for our management and internal information standards. KWHB also attained National Standards accreditation in Safety and Quality Healthcare provision during 2014.

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