Staff forums: The future of healthcare in western Sydney

Networked clinical care.
Networked clinical care.

 

Western Sydney’s population is booming, with a projected increase that will bring our community to nearly 1.3 million people by 2021. We’re facing a growing burden of disease, increasingly complex chronic conditions and soaring demand for health services.

WSLHD’s draft Health Services Plan to 2026 provides a blueprint to ensure we can meet the healthcare needs of the future. It outlines future directions for the local health district, hospitals, and community health centres.

Major shifts in healthcare delivery include more care in community and home settings, a focus on complex care in hospitals, and better integration across the network of WSLHD services, primary care providers and other health partners.

Our future focus will be on managing chronic, complex conditions, and providing holistic mental healthcare.

Services and initiatives will also focus on priority populations – children, Aboriginal people, those from diverse cultural groups, and the elderly – to promote health and prevent illness, as well as manage chronic conditions.

Staff forums to discuss the draft Health Services Plan will be held across WSLHD from 13 February until early March.

Topics include: focus areas and target groups, partnerships and integrated healthcare, health, wellbeing and health literacy, holistic mental healthcare, home and community healthcare, networked clinical services, hospital redevelopments and new precincts, and enablers.

Staff can find all the details on the WSLHD Health Services Plan to 2026 Staff Forums page, and are welcome to drop into a forum at any facility.