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.

Welcome to our website, we hope you find good information about our people and our work, and learn more about what we do.

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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Health Promotion Hip Hop Videos
Our new Health Promotion videos for 2014 have now been added to our website. The videos contain excellent messages of healthy living, as well as embracing culture and family. KWHB are very proud of everyone involved in this project and we encourage people to click here to view all the videos.

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New Board Directors 2013-2016
KWHB have finalised our new Board of Directors for 2013-2016 after holding elections in our communities during the year. KWHB's Chairperson remains as Willie Johnson, with a good mix of senior figures and new Directors providing support on our executive. Click here for full Board listing.

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Annual Report 2012-2013
KWHB's Annual Report for the last year is available to download, including an overview of our KPI health data, management reports, Chairperson report, financial audit report and numerous pictures and news items from another big year in the Ngumbin and Yapa region. Click here to download (PDF 6.7Mb)

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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 ISO the International Management Standard ISO 9001 for our management and internal information standards.

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