Better health care for our region is aim of public forums

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Community members, health professionals and service providers are invited to join South Western Sydney Primary Health Network (SWSPHN) to share their experiences and discuss how the health of our region can be improved.

SWSPHN hosts local health forums twice a year to focus on health topics important to people living in our community. The topic for the upcoming forums is “supporting primary healthcare’’.

Primary healthcare includes GPs, nurses, allied health, pharmacy and support services. It does not include care at a hospital.

SWSPHN chief executive officer Keith McDonald said the local health forums were essential to better understanding how primary healthcare could be improved.

“Our primary healthcare industry is becoming stronger every day. However, we want to understand the primary care workforce’s challenges in recruitment and retention, learn about consumers’ experiences, and identify opportunities and priorities in our primary healthcare workforce,’’ he said.

Local health forums provide a supportive environment for brainstorming ideas.

This is the fourth round of local health forums held by SWSPHN.

The information shared during these forums will help SWSPHN understand the challenges and barriers health professionals and patients face when accessing healthcare.

Details for the upcoming forums:

  • Bankstown, Fairfield, Liverpool: Thursday, 14 March, 6.30pm to 9pm, Holiday Inn, Warwick Farm

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  • Campbelltown, Camden: Wednesday, 3 April, 6.30pm to 9pm, Rydges, Campbelltown 

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  • Southern Highlands: Thursday, 11 April, 6.30pm to 9pm, Mittagong RSL Club, Mittagong

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