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During March, 2013, Sydney Local Health District in collaboration with the Inner West Sydney Medicare Local undertook a community consultation about our healthcare services and our draft District Healthcare Services Plan. The consultation provided us with useful information about community perspectives and views about their healthcare needs.

Our District Healthcare Services Plan

The District Healthcare Services Plan, (a requirement of the NSW Ministry of Health and the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing) is a 5 year plan for "Our Services" in SLHD. The Plan establishes the future directions for the fifteen Clinical Streams in SLHD, articulated to the identified strategic priorities of the District and our hospitals and community health services. We are currently amending the plan based on the outcomes of the Community and Staff Consultations.

Our Community Consultation

Four half day forums were held in Redfern, Concord, Burwood and Canterbury. The forums were advertised in local papers, through health and community networks and through local council committees. People who had previously attended a consultation were also invited to attend.

Our forums were designed to be informative, inclusive and to facilitate discussions about health that were relevant to the participants. The proceedings included an overview of the data on health status collected for the SLHD and IWSML health profiles and a summary of the draft SLHD District Healthcare Services Plan. All participants received a summary of the draft District Healthcare Services Plan. More than 120 participants attended the forums, including consumers and community organisations.