Community invited to help shape the future of region's healthcare

Community invited to help shape the future of region's healthcare

The Southern NSW Local Health District has invited the community to have their say on the 2020-30 Health Care Services Plan to meet the region's future healthcare needs.

Health service planning manager Kristi Payten said everyone in the region had the opportunity to complete a survey by April 19 to provide their views on local health services.

"We understand how important it is to look forward and engage with the community throughout the development of our 2020-2030 Health Care Services Plan," Ms Payten said.

"We need to understand the wants and needs of our communities in order to improve health outcomes for all residents.

"The district has developed the survey to gain insight on what services residents are using in the region, what is important to them when receiving healthcare and which health services they think are a priority locally.

"This will help us to better understand what is important to our local communities."

The district is also working in collaboration with the Primary Health Network to ensure primary health providers across the region are included.

"We encourage everyone in the Southern NSW Local Health District to complete the survey by April 19," Ms Payten said.

"Partners and health agencies are also invited to share the survey with their networks."

Over the coming months the district's planning team will attend community events across the region and provide opportunities for consumers to engage with the development of the Health Care Services Plan.

Head to www.surveymonkey.com/r/SNSWLHD-Plan to complete the survey.

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