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Glen Innes community invited to shape the future of healthcare.

Community members and health professionals in Glenn Innes are invited to help shape the future of healthcare at a community information session this month. The information session will provide individuals the opportunity to learn about the objectives of an innovative pilot healthcare model which is being implemented as part of the Better Health for the Bush framework.

Earlier this year it was announced that the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECC PHN) had successfully secured a grant under the Federal Government’s Innovative Models of Care (IMOC) Program, which will see the establishment of a Health Hub in Glen Innes.

The IMOC Program is to pilot and trial new multidisciplinary primary care models, designed to reduce chronic workforce shortages and improve patient access.

The Health Hub aims to meet community needs through a team-based approach, and may introduce new or enhance existing services. It will be supported by digital solutions and assistance to navigate the health system effectively.

HNECC PHN Chief Executive Officer, Richard Nankervis said the Health Hub brings much needed multi-disciplinary primary health care services to Glen Innes, providing the community with local and timely access to the care they need.

“The Glen Innes Health Hub is the product of extensive and ongoing collaboration between the Hunter New England and Central Coast Primary Health Network, the Hunter New England Local Health District, University of New England, Glen Innes Council, health practitioners and the community, building a partnership that identifies and meets the needs of the community.

“Community members and local health professionals are welcome to attend the community information session. Community perspectives will play a pivotal role in shaping the healthcare services offered, ensuring they align with the distinctive needs of Glen Innes.”

The IMOC pilot funding is a four-year pilot program, that is funded to June 2027. The team based service will include a Care Navigation role for patients as well as support for Allied Health and nursing student placements.

Glen Innes Health Hub Community Information Session

Monday 11 March 2024 at 5.30 - 7.30pm
Doors open 5.00pm for registration and refreshments

Glen Innes Town Hall 265 Grey Street, Glen Innes
RSVP is encouraged via the website listed below

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