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Allied Health Involvement

The Allied Health Clinical Council (AHCC) was formally established in 2016, and represents allied health professionals from a range of disciplines, in our four LGAs (Blue Mountains, Hawkesbury, Lithgow and Penrith).

AHCC advises the Board on recommended strategies to address region-wide issues facing allied health professionals, while also considering the unique needs and concerns of each local community.

We engage with allied health professionals to support better health outcomes for our local community by advising on:

  • opportunities for building the capacity of the allied health workforce
  • improving connections and linkages to primary healthcare 
  • exploring emerging trends and models of integrated care

Allied Health Clinical Council Members

Blue Mountains  

  • Cathy O’Brien, Psychologist Family Therapy

Lithgow

  • Sally Webb, Physiotherapist

Hawkesbury

  • Dr Anne Lyell, Chiropractor
  • Jason Pilgrim, Exercise Physiologist
  • Bronwyn Reed, Physiotherapist, Allied Health Manager, St John of God

Penrith

  • Emily Standen, Physiotherapist
  • Chris Scanlon, Podiatrist
  • Rudi Crncec, Clinical Psychologist
  • Belinda Hill, Speech Pathologist (Chair)
  • Jillian Harrington, Clinical Psychologist, Board Director

2019 Meeting Dates 

  • 25 February
  • 20 May
  • 19 August
  • 18 November

Allied Health Input and Involvement 

You are welcome to submit your ideas and suggestions to AHCC, as well as learning about some of the other ways we engage with allied health professionals in our region.