ABOUT US

Primary & Community Health refers to a range of community based prevention, early intervention, assessment, acute/post-acute treatment, health maintenance and continuing care services designed to improve or maintain the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

vision

 

AIM

  • Promote the health of south western Sydney residents by delivering high quality health care interventions that keep people healthy and independent.

  • Target individuals, families and communities with services designed to promote health through:

    • Universal and early intervention services for children, young people and families
    • Targeted services for vulnerable or at-risk communities
    • Coordinated access to acute, post-acute, aged, palliative and chronic care services

  • Deliver effective, high quality health services in partnership with external agencies

OPERATING STATEMENTS

We will achieve our vision and aim by:

  • Making sure the transfer of care between hospital and home is seamless for our clients.
  • Taking the lead in coordinating care and linking clients to primary and acute care services.
  • Delivering tailored services to residents of south western Sydney who require medical, nursing and allied health interventions that keep people out of hospital, healthy and independent.
  • Bringing together an effective mix of health disciplines to create care pathways that are supported by evidence and responsive to consumer needs.
  • Building the capacity of external providers to deliver high quality primary and maintenance care services to members of our community requiring early intervention or long term health support.
  • Undertaking research, reflection and redesign initiatives that permit us to respond to emerging needs and opportunities.
  • Building stronger corporate and clinical governance structures and processes that deliver accountability, transparency, quality and performance.
  • Developing a healthy, productive and valued workforce.
Our vision as an experience for our clients:

All south western Sydney residents who access a Primary and Community Health service will expect to know:

  • What the service can and will-do;
  • Other service options available-to meet needs;
  • Who the service is available-to;
  • How long the service will be-provided;
  • Who we might aim to transfer-longer term care to, if we plan to do so; and
  • What support we will provide if care is to end or be transferred to another provider.

DEMOGRAPHICS

  • The District covers a land area of 6,248 square kilometres.
  • Covers seven Local Government Areas including; Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee.
  • Expected 17% increase in population over the next 10 years = 18,000 people per annum.
  • Approximately 12,000 births per year (more than 13% of births in NSW).
  • SWSLHD has the most ethnically diverse health area in Australia (32% of the population speak a language other than English at home).
  • 10.3% of the population within SWSLHD are over 65 years of age, approximately 84,500.
  • 22% of the population are children under 15 years of age, 196,000.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

Justin Duggan
GENERAL MANAGER PRIMARY & COMMUNITY HEALTH

Wendy Geddes
DIRECTOR CHILD YOUTH & FAMILY

Karen Duke
DIRECTOR CORPORATE & FINANCE

Penny Jones
A/DIRECTOR INTEGRATION & PARTNERSHIP

Mick Rowles
DIRECTOR OF NURSING

LOCATION & MAPS

Primary & Community Health provides services from over 20 community health centres across south western Sydney.
Specific locations and maps of these services may be found here

 

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