ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways continues to make a positive difference

400 Pathways event

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways is making a positive difference to the work of GPs, specialists, nurses and allied health practitioners, ensuring patients receive the right information and medical referrals.

ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways is making a positive difference to the work of GPs, specialists, nurses and allied health practitioners, ensuring patients receive the right information and medical referrals. 

Since its launch in 2015, HealthPathways has provided timely, relevant and localised information about medical treatments and services to health professionals and their patients. 

This week, HealthPathways celebrated a major milestone: the publishing of 400 pathways. The team are proud to be improving primary care management in the local area. 

One of the exciting new pathways is called ‘Discharge from the ACT to the Eurobodalla’. It was developed in collaboration with staff from the Canberra Hospital and Health Services, the Southern NSW Local Health District, and HealthPathways GP Clinical Editors.

The aim of the pathway is to ensure that people in both the ACT and Southern NSW receive immediate referrals to the right services in the right place at the right time. 

“This pathway came about after it was identified that the Eurobodalla health region has the highest number of patient transfers back from the ACT," said Dr Janet Watterson, ACT & SNSW HealthPathways GP Clinical Lead. 

"The aim of the pathway is to improve the experience for people being discharged into the Eurobodalla by ensuring there are appropriate services and supports organised for them before they return either to hospital or home." 

The new pathway will reduce waiting times in both Southern NSW and the ACT, improving service integration across borders. 

About ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways: HealthPathways is a free, online health information website used by GPs, specialists, nurses and allied health practitioners to provide the most appropriate and localised medical treatment to patients. 

HealthPathways was developed in 2015 through a partnership between COORDINARE – South Eastern NSW PHN, Capital Health Network – ACT PHN, ACT Health and Southern NSW Local Health District (LHD).

You can visit the ACT & Southern NSW HealthPathways website for more information. Note: Login required.