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About Us

Our Vision

Equality in health and wellbeing for our rural, regional and remote communities.

Our Mission

To develop and deliver accessible quality health and wellbeing services through our experience in, and collaboration with rural, regional and remote communities.

Our Core Values

Marathon Health Core Values

Core Value How Marathon Health lives core value
Integrity and Trust Earn the trust of and demonstrate our integrity with our communities through our reliability and our honest actions. We work to deliver services with a high level of commitment and accountability to our cause and goals. Demonstrating integrity and trust gives us the opportunity to be valued to ourselves and those around us.
Collaboration and Innovation Through the blending of skills we aim to build relationships and explore creative and fresh solutions. We understand that the best ideas come from bringing people together to reach objectives and achieve our goals. Collaboration and innovation is our way of making connections and making the most of our shared resources.
Achievement and Excellence With reflection on our strengths and weaknesses, we are open to opportunities and strive for continuous improvement and excellence. We recognise and encourage each person’s contributions to reaching our common goals and ongoing successes. We take pride in our achievements (both ours and those with whom we work), knowing we are moving towards a positive future.
Respect and Empowerment We celebrate diversity and the unique skills of our communities. We work together internally and with our communities to build a culture of inclusion. Respect is an essential way of demonstrating equality through our interactions and methods of working.
Empathy and Understanding We work to have a sincere and non-judgmental interest in understanding people from all backgrounds. We value and accept the experience and opinions of all people across our communities and consider these in our decision-making. Empathy is about open compassion; we listen and respond to others needs to ensure harmony and opportunities for fulfilment.

About Us

Marathon Health strives to achieve equity in access and quality of health and wellbeing for regional, rural and remote communities.

At the core of achieving this is a commitment to collaborate with community members, service providers and policy makers to design customised and responsive services, drawing on the strengths of all involved to optimise the effective and efficient delivery of health and wellness services.

Marathon Health’s workforce has been living and working in regional NSW for over 20 years, evolving from a Division of General Practice to a high functioning Medicare Local and, with the introduction of Primary Health Networks from 1 July 2015, to our present form: an independent, not-for-profit organisation. We have learned to work closely with existing services across the spectrum of social determinants of health and seek to augment and integrate rather than compete or duplicate.

Marathon Health is proud to enable and deliver culturally accessible health services for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

The breadth of our expertise covers a range of health, social and community services which are the fabric of a strong, sustainable, progressive and holistically well society:

  • Integrated and coordinated service delivery across providers
  • Chronic disease education, screening, prevention and management
  • Allied health, including audiologists, dietitians, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech pathologists
  • Mental health

·   Youth and adolescent (including four headspace centres)

·   Mild to moderate

·   Severe and persistent

  • Childhood development early intervention
  • Aboriginal family wellbeing
  • Support and advocacy for people with disabilities
  • After Hours support services including GP clinics
  • Rural outreach specialist and allied health professional services
  • Aged Care support and integration with primary health care.
Our Annual Report 2016/17 details some of the excellent work our staff has done in the last financial year. If you would like a copy of the Report, please email:

Marathon Health continues with an experienced skills-based Board of Directors which includes:

  • Garry Burton (Chairman)
  • Jeff Whitton
  • Annette Crothers
  • Rick Newton
  • Darren Ah-See
  • Amanda Galbraith
  • Elizabeth Lyne

Our experienced Executive team is highly competent and motivated to carry on and excel Marathon Health programs. Our team consists of:

  • Stephen Jackson, Chief Executive Officer
  • Bryan Hoolahan, Executive Manager of Health Services (Bathurst)
  • Helen Jeffs, Executive Manager of Business Development (Canberra)
  • Linda Cutler, Executive Manager of Health Services (Dubbo)


Marathon Health has received the following recognition and awards:

2017 NSW Employer of Choice from the NSW Business Chamber

2017 Regional Business of the Year and Employer of Choice from the Western NSW Business Chambers

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