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Chief Executive Officer - Linda Kensington
 Master’s Degree in Health Management (honours); Post Graduate Degree in Business; Medical Laboratory Scientist Linda is a dynamic results orientated leader with 15 years successful experience providing fiscal, strategic and operations leadership within the health system. Linda has substantial leadership experience in the health sector across primary care, acute hospital and community settings including government funding and procurement. Taking a systems approach, Linda is passionate about working collaboratively to improve health outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged populations. As Chief Executive Officer, Linda utilises experience, research and a team approach to drive organisational improvement and implementation of best practice. Having joined NAPHL in August 2018, Linda will be responsible for leadership to create a clear vision and strategic focus that will provide a clear purpose for teams to function at their best.
Senior Director Allied Health and NDIS - Danni Hocking Bachelor of Applied Science Occupational Therapy, Graduate Diploma Wellness Business Administration, Masters of Business Administration and Member Occupational Therapy Australia Board Danni's experience incorporates working as a strategic leader providing accessible and affordable health care and life options for individuals in remote locations. Experienced change facilitator, educator, risk manager and OHS / Wellness consultant. Danni is also an experienced Occupational Therapist with experience in Occupational Rehab, fast and slow stream clinical rehabilitation and she has a passion for assisting injured workers return to work. Danni has an enthusiastic approach to providing leadership as part of the executive team in the ongoing setting and implementation of Allied Health, Indigenous health and NDIS strategies and initiatives for the organisation. An Occupational Therapist with a Graduate Diploma in Wellness and Business, her passion is enhancing the health, safety and wellbeing of people at work by empowering people to make positive health changes and linking those changes to productivity and return on investment. As a qualified mental health first aid instructor she assists organisations to pro-actively prevent the negative impact of psychological injuries on the workplace whilst assisting those in need to seek the correct interventions to help them remain productive and engaged in life. She enjoys aligning medical and allied health services to promote recovery and has a strong interest in Indigenous health and connecting mainstream health and wellbeing with communities.

    Chair Dr Kevin Arlett Director Mr Christopher Castles Director Dr Michael Clements Director Mr Will Fellowes Director Mrs Helen Stanton Director Mr Donald Whaleboat Company Secretary Mrs Helen Stanton

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


    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 Linda Kensington Senior Director Allied Health and NDIS Danni Hocking Senior Director Mental Health Services Phil Ihme Director Nursing & Community Health Vanessa West

    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.


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Senior Director Mental Health Services - Phil Ihme
 Bachelor of Science Clinical Psychology and Bachelor of Arts Psychology
Director Nursing and Community Health - Vanessa West

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 Certifications: ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems Standard | National Standards for Mental Health Services | Human Services Quality Framework - Assist Life Stage, Therapeutic Supports, Support Coordination | National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards