COORDINARE commenced operations as the South Eastern NSW Primary Health Network (PHN) in July 2015 and is one of 31 PHNs established across Australia. Download a copy of our 2015/16 Report Card to see some of the key highlights and achievements during our first year of operation.
PHNs were established by the Department of Health on 1 July 2015 with the key objectives of increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improving coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
Our Strategic Plan outlines our direction and purpose for 2017-2020 including:
A coordinated regional health system which provides exceptional care, promotes healthy choices and supports resilient communities.
Supporting primary care in our region to be:
It also details our priorities including:
Addressing inequality and service gaps for those most at risk of poor health outcomes in the following areas:
To achieve these priorities, COORDINARE works directly with GPs, other primary health care providers, secondary health care providers and hospitals to improve and better coordinate care across the local health system for patients requiring care from multiple providers or at risk of poor health outcome; and find innovative ways of building ‘one coordinated and sustainable health system’ which ensures improved health outcomes, better consumer experiences, enhanced provider satisfaction and increased value for money.
To deliver on these outcomes and key results, our highly skilled staff work across four levels of intervention. These are:
This is all detailed in our business model that is data-driven and uses epidemiological information, practice-based evidence and local knowledge.