Established by the Federal Government, PHNs are now operating Australia-wide. The key objectives of the PHNs are to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and to improve the coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time. PHNs will achieve this though;
Our mission is to bridge the gap of health inequity and access in rural South Australia by building a collaborative and responsive country SA health care system. We are committed to improving the patient ‘experience’ of the health system. We will;
Country SA PHN covers all of South Australia, apart from the Adelaide metropolitan area. This means Country SA PHN covers 99.8% of the State geographically and approximately 30% of SA’s total population. We encompass one Local Health Network – Country South Australia LHN.
Country SA PHN is now working hard to transition contracts, key programs and services from the Medical Locals which operated across rural SA.
In addition to this, core planning and recruitment is also in progress to ensure that implementation across all our region is managed effectively and efficiently. Engagement with key stakeholders is underway, as well as work to build upon the already strong relationships between local health service providers, organisations and communities. Country SA PHN values and wants to strengthen the local clinical and community voices which are critical to improving the health and wellbeing of rural communities.
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