Jul 31
Rural primary health services program focus on quality

Health professionals from the Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) Rural Primary Health Services Program will meet on Wednesday to discuss the importance of achieving high quality health services through examining theories and practices in clinical practice improvement.

The Commonwealth-funded Rural Primary Health Services Program is enabling the Western NSW LHD to provide enhanced primary and community health and allied health services to rural and remote communities. 

Some of these services include Counselling, Youth Health, Podiatry, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology, Dietetics, Women’s Health, Breast Care, Chronic and Complex Care and Primary Health Care Nursing. 

“Clinicians employed under the Rural Primary Health Services Program are focussed on continually improving the quality of services they provide and enhancing access to services for rural and remote communities. 

“Clinicians have established a number of successful programs aimed at improving the health and well-being of people within these communities,” said Quality Officer for the Rural Primary Health Services Program, Jodie Wiley.

One of these programs is the Aqua Fitness Program at Rylstone, which was a finalist at the recent Western NSW LHD Health Awards.

This program aims to empower participants to embrace exercise as a vital and enjoyable lifestyle choice, and is giving participants a sense of wellbeing, social connectedness and improved stamina and fitness.

 

For further information please contact Ms Jodie Wiley on 6841 2247.

Media are invited to film or photograph the day between 10.30am and 12pm on Wednesday 1 August 2012.

Please come to the Western NSW LHD District Office at 23 Hawthorn Street Dubbo.