About us

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.

A coordinated regional health system which provides exceptional care, promotes healthy choices and supports resilient communities.

Supporting primary care in our region to be:

  • comprehensive
  • person-centred
  • population-orientated
  • coordinated across all parts of the health system
  • accessible
  • safe and high quality.
  • evidence-based

  • innovation

  • community collaboration and participation

  • clinical engagement and leadership

  • efficiency and value for money

  • accountability and transparency.

COORDINARE is committed to working 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 better consumer experiences, improved health outcomes, and reduced costs.

To do this, the organisation has adopted a business model that is data-driven, using epidemiological information, practice-based evidence and local knowledge to set clear priorities.

In fact, eight priority areas have been identified for South Eastern NSW, which relate directly to the national priorities and funding programs:

  • chronic disease (and potentially preventable hospitalisations)
  • immunisation
  • cancer screening
  • mental health
  • drug and alcohol
  • Aboriginal health
  • after-hours services
  • healthy ageing.

To deliver on these priorities, our highly skilled staff work across three levels of intervention. These are:

  1. supporting general practice and GPs to better understand their own patient populations through data; and to improve the quality of care
  2. working within local communities to commission services for people who are at risk of poor outcomes; and partnering with other agencies to reach people who are at risk but not accessing care
  3. system improvement by bringing together general practice, hospitals and other providers to develop better ways to coordinate the care for patients from multiple providers.

Subscribe to our eNewsletter - IN THE LOOP

Sign up now!