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Our hierarchy of plans

Western NSW Local Health District work to a number of plans set by the NSW Government and the Local Health District. Our hierarchy of plan​​s​ explai​ns how these plans work together to create a roadmap for the district.


NSW State Health Plan

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The NSW State Health Plan: Towards 2021 has set two overarching goals for health care services in NSW:

  1. Keep people healthy and out of hospital
  2. Providing world class clinical services with timely access and effective infrastructure

The NSW State Health Plan provides directions and strategies to deliver these state health goals.


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NSW Rural Health Plan

The NSW Rural Health Plan: Towards 2021 was developed to strengthen the capacity of NSW rural health services to provide connected and seamless care, as close to regional, rural and remote NSW communities as possible.


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Health Needs Assessment

The Health Needs Assessment (HNA) is a living document that is a detailed analysis of our population health data, patient flow, service delivery models and projected health needs. It was the first stage of the development of the Strategic Health Service Plan (2013-2016).

You may be interested in some of the key facts from the HNA:

  • Western NSW is the second most sparsely populated Local Health District in NSW - just over 1 person per square kilometre (271,000 people: 250,000 square kilometres)
  • Population growth in the district has been minimal - 2.0% over the past 5 years, with areas closer to Sydney growing, those beyond Dubbo declining
  • The largest growth in population is for the 65+ ages - 6,500 persons or 17% growth from 2006 to 2011
  • There is low forecast population growth - < 1% from 2011 to 2016
  • The proportion of the population that is Aboriginal rises from 4% in Bathurst to 11% in Dubbo and to 27% in 'Remote' (this compares with 2.5% for NSW). Overall 9.4% of the district's population identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and 16% of the children (0-14 years)

Some of the priority areas identified by the HNA where health care interventions are likely to give the greatest benefits to the District's population include:

  • Smoking prevention and cessation
  • Nutrition and physical activity interventions, including obesity prevention
  • Diabetes prevention and management
  • Well child care, particularly for Aboriginal children - the first 1000 days
  • Mental health - continuing and strengthening the current community services

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The Strategic Plan

The Strategic Plan 2016 – 2020 (the Plan) outlines our purpose (why we are here), our focus areas (what we will deliver by 2020) and our enablers (how we will make this possible). Living Well Together and our accountability framework (including development and use of annual goals, 90 day action plans and monthly accountability meetings) will ensure that these high level strategies are realised across our organisation.

Development of the Plan has been overseen by a steering committee with representation from across our organisation. Extensive consultation with the Western NSW LHD Board and Executive, senior leaders, clinicians, staff, Bila Muuji Aboriginal Health Service Incorporated, the Western NSW Primary Health Network and health council representatives from across Western NSW Local Health District has informed the content.

​Click here to download a copy of the Strategic Plan.



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Our Clinical Services Framework

A coherent system of care for Western NSW Local Health District has been developed to guide the delivery of safe, accessible and equitable services for people living in western NSW. The Clinical Services Framework will be the foundation for providing clinical services to 2020.

The purpose of the Framework is to describe the current roles of health services, provide agreed rules and guidelines for the planning of health services and align the future role of hospitals and health services with both the strategic directions of the District and the health needs of the population it serves.


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Future schedule of plans

There are a number of plans which are a priority in 2016. These are:

  • Surgical Services Plan: February to June 2016
  • Review of Strategic Health Services Plan: February to July 2016
  • Review of Chronic Disease Services - Services Plan: June 2016


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Our Service Agreement

The Service Agreement for the period 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017   supports the devolution of decision making , responsibility and accountability for the provision of safe, high quality, person-centred healthcare to NSW Health Services and Support Organisations by setting out the service and performance expectations and funding for Western NSW Local Health District.


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Our budget reports

The Western NSW Local Health District budgets are formulated in line with the Service Agreement. You can view the full Western NSW Local Health District Facility Budget Growth, or budgets for each specific facility as listed below.

District Governan​​​ce
Allied Health
Clinical Governance
Communication and Engagement
Corporate Services
Finance
Integrated Primary Care and Partnerships
Medical Services
Nursing Management
Operations
Population Health
Workforce & Culture

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Our board meeting reports

​​The record of Western NSW Local Health District Board meetings can be found below.

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Our Clinical Network Health Councils meetings with the Board

The record of the Clinical Network Health Council meetings with the Western NSW Local Health District Board can be found below.

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Corporate Governance Attestation Statements

​​Western NSW LHD (2015 - 2016)​
Western NSW LHD (2014 - 2015)
Western NSW LHD (2013 - 2014)
Western NSW LHD (2012 - 2013)
Western NSW LHD (2011 - 2012)
Western NSW LHN (01/01/2011 - 30/06/2011)

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