As part of their community consultation process, Medicare Locals will be in Helensburgh so you can have your say about Health Planning. They will be conducting a survey for the general community through which the community gets an opportunity to voice their health concerns and express their opinions regarding aspects of their health service access and availability.
In 2011, the Australian Government established new organisations, Medicare Locals, to plan and fund extra health services in communities across Australia. To ensure decisions about health services could be made by local communities in line with local needs, Medicare Locals were created as local organisations, 61 of them Australia-wide. The Australian Government is investing more than $1.8 billion so Medicare Locals can coordinate and deliver important health services including after-hours GP services, immunisation, mental health support, targeted and tailored services for those in need, and eHealth. Medicare Locals employ more than 3,000 frontline health workers to deliver services in communities across the nation. Medicare Locals have flexibility to be innovative in how they respond to the needs of their communities. For example Medicare Locals are setting up after-hours walk-in clinics, funding existing general practices to expand and improve their after-hours services to patients, extending pharmacy hours to fill scripts provided to patients outside normal operating hours, supporting mobile GP care to patients in their homes and residential aged care facilities, and providing after-hours outreachcare to homeless and vulnerable populations.
HOW AND WHERE DO I GO TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY?
- Day: Tuesday 14th January 2014
- Time: 10 am to 12pm
- Where: Northern Illawarra Neighbour Aid Inc
- Address: 18 Walker Street Helensburgh (Across from Bi-Lo)
- Support: Medicare Local representatives will assist you if you require completing the survey.
No appointment needed.