Far West LHD residents invited to say how health services can be improved

People in the Far West Local Health District region have an opportunity to have a direct influence on how their health services now and in the future can be prioritised to better meet the needs of the community.

The Far West LHD Consultation Draft Health Service Plan outlining priorities for health services across the LHD was released for public consultation today.

The Consultation Draft Health Service Plan outlines needs, current services and expected changes in population, and frames potential priorities to focus the directions of health services in each community.

“Consultation forums will be held across the Local Health District and we hope residents in communities embrace the consultation process as an opportunity to shape their future health services,” said Ms Donna K Cruickshank, Manager Planning and Service Development said.

“The consultation forums are designed to ensure community members are well informed and can contribute to determining future health service priorities for their community,” she said.

“We are eager for residents to talk to us about the identified service gaps and priorities for health services in their community and let us know if these are right as well as provide additional information on their thoughts of the health needs in their community.”

Ms Cruickshank emphasised that the LHD wants the communities to participate in planning future services so that the health service can come up with a direction that better meets their health needs.

The Consultation Draft Health Service Plan is available online at www.fwlhd.health.nsw.gov.au. It is also available at your nearest Far West LHD health facility.

Feedback may be given online at www.fwlhd.health.nsw.gov.au; or by postal mail sent to: Draft Health Service Consultation Plan, Manager Planning and Services Development, Far West LHD, PO Box 457, Broken Hill NSW 2880.

Those wishing to provide feedback can do so in writing by COB, 9 November 2016.

Public consultation sessions to explain the Draft Health Service Plan will be held with community members in their respective community in the near future.


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