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We work with health care providers across the Hunter, New England & Central Coast. Through our innovative programs our communities benefit from greater coordination, better systems and improved access to health care.

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May 23 2024

PHN launches Framework to help achieve the National Plan’s vision to end violence against women and children.

The Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) unveiled today its Safe and Healthy: Domestic, Family, and Sexual Violence (DFSV) Framework, marking a pivotal step towards realising the National Plan’s vision of eradicating violence against women and children.

Learn more about PHN launches Framework to help achieve the National Plan’s vision to end violence against women and children.
May 23 2024

Data & Reporting: Primary Mental Health Minimum Data set (PMHC-MDS)

Accurate data and reporting into the Primary Mental Health Minimum Dataset (PMHC-MDS) remains essential to demonstrate good performance. Significant improvements have recently been acknowledged by the Department of Health & Aged Care, but collated data from across the region has identified that opportunities still exist to achieve the mandatory 70% threshold in Indicator Out-3.

Learn more about Data & Reporting: Primary Mental Health Minimum Data set (PMHC-MDS)
May 20 2024

National Palliative Care Week 2024 - the nation’s largest annual awareness raising initiative

In 2024, National Palliative Care Week runs from Sunday, 19 May to Saturday, 25 May with a host of local events supported by a vibrant social media campaign - allowing Australians to connect with the ‘people at the heart of quality palliative care’ – the doctors, nurses, social workers, volunteers, and many others.

Learn more about National Palliative Care Week 2024 - the nation’s largest annual awareness raising initiative

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