South Western Sydney PHN (SWSPHN) is working with local health care providers to improve primary health care in our region.
Allied health professionals play a significant role in supporting primary health care. In 2014 the then South Western Sydney Medicare Local completed a local needs assessment, which identified 1365 unique private allied health providers in our region.
The highest concentration of allied health providers are found in the Campbelltown and Bankstown regions, while the Wollondilly area has significantly fewer allied health providers compared to the other local government areas.
South Western Sydney PHN is currently working with local health service providers in addressing the six national health priorities:
* Aboriginal Health * Mental Health * Aged Care * e-Health * Population Health * workforce support
These national health priorities are being actioned with consideration for the local priorities identified from the recent needs assessment.
South Western Sydney PHN is looking to engage with local allied health providers to help improve primary health care. Opportunities include:
- Promotion of services on the National Health Service Directory
- Contribution to local health care pathways
- Contribution to SWSPHN local health councils
- Support skill development in preventative health initiatives including:
For more information contact Megan Forsyth, Health Programs Manager,
Phone: (02) 4632 3005