Health system design and service planning in DHHS needs to both inform and be informed by the complementary service and locality planning which is taking place across local, state and Commonwealth government agencies.
Primary Health Networks (PHNs) have been established across Australia by the Commonwealth government, five in Victoria. Each PHN is involved in assessing local needs and planning primary care service delivery to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical and support services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and improve the coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care in the right place at the right time.
Links to the main planning resources and documents of each PHN in Victoria are provided below.
The Victorian government has also established nine new Regional Partnerships across regional and rural Victoria to give local communities a greater say about what matters to them and ensure their voices reach the heart of government.
Each Regional Partnership is guided by a diverse group of members drawn from local communities, businesses and the three-tiers of government. Members will be engaging with their communities on priorities for their region, building on existing strategies and plans. Priorities will be presented directly to the Victorian Government’s Rural and Regional Ministerial Committee.
Metropolitan Partnerships have also been established to look at the strategic priorities communities across Melbourne have identified themselves and progress them locally as well as through government decision making processes. There will be six Metropolitan Partnerships covering inner metro, inner south-east, western, northern, eastern and southern regions.
Links to the Metropolitan and Regional Partnership sites are provided below.
Primary Health Network links
Primary Mental Health Care planning
Metro and regional partnership links
Barwon Regional Partnership
Central Highlands Regional Partnership
Gippsland regional Partnership
Goulburn Regional Partnership
Great South Coast Regional Partnership
Loddon Campaspe Regional Partnership
Wimmera Southern Mallee Regional Partnership
Ovens Murray Regional Partnership
Reviewed 24 May 2017