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Central Coast Health Alliance

Central Coast Health Alliance

The Alliance between the Hunter New England Central Coast Primary Health Network (HNECCPHN) and the Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) was formed in 2017 with the vision of ‘healthy people living healthy lives in a vibrant community’.

It is an agreement by both parties to work together on shared priorities to get the best outcome for the patients of the Central Coast.

To provide increasingly integrated and co-ordinated health services by identifying opportunities for collaborative, clinically-led service development, and working together to accelerate implementation of models of care which improve access, quality and experience for patients. Chair responsibilities are rotated annually between the CEOs of the PHN and LHD.

Principles of the Alliance

It will:

  • seek out jointly identified, shared priorities and opportunities
  • jointly develop strategy and solutions; engage in cooperative design and implementation
  • jointly share responsibility for monitoring and evaluation of initiatives undertaken
  • leverage off existing work groups and structures, and only develop new work groups where required
  • listen and respond to patients and carers, and place the patient at the centre of our decision-making
  • plan, prioritise and deliver health services efficiently, recognising resource constraints to maximise the value of care provided, whilst enhancing the patient experience and patient outcomes
  • acknowledge the Aboriginal people, the traditional owners of the land of the Central Coast, and recognise the importance of Closing the Gap, and that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are able to access healthcare that is culturally safe and appropriately delivered
  • share information, resources, knowledge and skills to support the achievement of shared objectives and promote an environment of high quality, performance and accountability, and low bureaucracy
  • commit to resourcing the Alliance and its shared initiatives

2021-23 Focus Activities for the Alliance

Four priority areas for the Alliance have been identified:

  • Aged Care
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Diabetes Management
  • Mental Health

How will you become involved and what does it mean for you?

There will be various opportunities to work collaboratively between the Primary Health Network and Local Health District on a range of activities and projects in the different priority areas.

Some of the ways that you can be involved are:

  • sharing information and knowledge, for example data for health planning and strategy development
  • participation in/contribution to joint committees and working groups
  • working on collaborative projects in the six priority area work streams
  • partnering to work on service improvement, quality improvement, and redesign and development of models of care.

Contact any of the following members for more information:

Central Coast Local Health District

Hunter New England Central Coast PHN

Jo Coutts

Integrated Health Manager
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Catherine Turner

Executive Manager, Commissioning
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