We are NDIS ready!


    Chair Dr Kevin Arlett Director Mr Christopher Castles Director Dr Michael Clements
 Director Mr Will Fellowes Director Dr Sarah Larkins Director Mrs Helen Stanton Company Secretary Jane Seawright

    Northern Australia Primary Health Limited (NAPHL) is a not-for-profit organisation with over 20 years’ industry experience delivering services to people and communities across Northern Queensland.  Read More


    Chief Executive Officer Julie Sturgess Director Business Development Giselle Condos Director of Corporate Services Donna Coghlan Director Mental Health Services Phil Ihme

    Please click here for the company Constitution adopted 5th May 2017



    This policy outlines how Northern Australia Primary Health Limited (NAPHL) collects and manages

    personal and sensitive information in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles.


    The Northern Australia Primary Health Limited (NAPHL) Statement of Healthcare Rights is based on and reflects the Australian Charter of

    Healthcare Rights.


    The Statement describes the rights of patients and other people using NAPHL health services as part of the Australian health system.


    These rights are essential to make sure that, wherever and whenever care is provided, it is of high quality and safe.


    Northern Australia Primary Health Limited is committed to delivering best practice clinical outcomes and continually improving our consumer outcomes. 

    The NAPHL management system has been developed in accordance with the standards AS/NZS 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard and the National Standard for Mental Health Services and is accredited by IHCAC an independent third party certification body. 

    These standards set out a framework which enables NAPHL to manage and address operational risk and maintain an improvement philosophy.


    Northern Australia Primary Health Limited welcomes feedback from its clients and customers and fully recognises the principle of the right to communicate a complaint, concern or enquiry and for these matters to be treated with courtesy and respect. All feedback received will be dealt with in a consistent manner, enabling speedy and effective solutions. To submit feedback simply contact usor download the feedback form We will respond to your feedback within 7 working days from the date received.


    Join or renew your membership.

Northern Australia Primary Health Limited is registered to provide supports for NDIS participants.






Chief Executive Officer - Julie Sturgess
 Registered Nurse, Bachelor of Nursing, Advanced Critical Care Certificate, Member Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian College of Health Service Management, Institute for Health Improvement, American Telehealth Association. Julie has over 30 years’ experience in the health care sector as a clinician and senior management executive. Her experience encompasses roles in government and non-government organisations, metropolitan, regional and rural health providers.
 Julie has a very ‘hands on’ approach to understanding what is important to recipients of our services and a passion for driving the provision of healthcare services and improving access for patients across a range of environments through the implementation of innovative and sustainable solutions for care which promote optimum safety, quality and efficiency whilst recognising the unique requirements of each community and healthcare provider.
 Julie has a keen interest in the opportunities that eHealth will drive in changing the face of healthcare delivery, she recently worked with the National Health CIO forum and Northern Territory Health to establish the National Telehealth Connection Service, increasing the delivery of health services to remote indigenous communities via telehealth technology.

Northern Australia Primary Health Limited

ABN 870 633 972 31

Tel 07 4421 7700      Fax 07 4421 7799







Level 4, Clinical Practice Building

James Cook University, QLD 4814




PO Box 7780
Garbutt QLD 4814



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IHCA Certification: QMS 0202 – AS/NZS ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management Systems) Standard MH 001- National Standards for Mental Health Services