Projects Hospitals & Acute Care

Albury Wodonga Region Service Planning

Projects Hospitals & Acute Care

Albury Wodonga Region Service Planning

Projects Hospitals & Acute Care

Albury Wodonga Region Service Planning

  • Services

    Quality Assurance

  • Status

    Complete

  • Client

    NSW Health

  • Jurisdiction

    NSW and Victoria

 

This consultancy required the development of a service plan to assist the New South Wales and Victorian governments to decide upon a model for health service delivery to the Albury-Wodonga community.

The service plan developed identified:

  • The scope of the health service needs of the catchment area and provided accurate benchmarking with communities of a comparable demographic.
  • Options for maximising facility usage to meet agreed health needs.
  • Detailed service delivery outputs required to meet health service needs for the present and for the future.
  • Opportunities for improved service delivery resulting from better coordination of management of services.
  • Issues relating to the implementation of the proposed changes to service delivery.
  • Options in terms of possible interim and longer term implementation of change.
  • The benefits and disadvantages associated with the models proposed.

The project required extensive consultation with:

  • The Albury-Wodonga community including local government authorities
  • The local Division of General Practice
  • Clinicians practicing at both Albury and Wodonga hospitals
  • Allied health professionals operating both within the two hospitals and the community
  • Nursing staff at both sites
  • Accident and Emergency physicians
  • Ambulance services on both the NSW and Victorian sides of the border
  • Other benchmark health services, for purposes of comparing service availability and efficiency.