Sustainable Health Review Open To Public Forums

Sustainable Health Review Open To Public Forums

Western Australia Minister for Health Roger Cook

Public Forums Open For Sustainable Health Review

Victor P Taffa

  • 10 community consultation forums to be held throughout Western Australia in September and October
  • Opportunity to help shape a sustainable future for the Western Australia health system
  • All Western Australians welcome to attend

Western Australians are being encouraged to help shape the future of their health system, with 10 public forums for the Sustainable Health Review to be held throughout the State this month and in October.

“Sustainable Health Review forums are a fantastic opportunity for the public to have their say about the future of Western Australia’s vibrant health system.” Minister for Health Roger Cook said.

“As our population grows and ages, so too does the demand on our health services.”

Public forums are the next step in an extensive engagement program being undertaken to ensure all Western Australians can contribute to the review. Public submissions are also open.

Western Australia public health system has grown enormously over the past 10 years and health spending has more than doubled in this time to about $9 Billion.

Western Australia’s population has grown by more than 25 %, emergency department attendance has increased by almost 50 % and hospital admissions have grown by 40 %.

Sustainable Health Review examines the way health services are delivered to Western Australians to ensure that future generations will receive high-quality, patient-centred and sustainable health care.

“Sustainable Health Review isn’t about cost-cutting. It is about identifying better, more sustainable ways of delivering people-centred health services to our growing population.” Minister Cook said.

“We need fresh thinking and innovative ideas to ensure we continue to provide safe, high-quality and efficient health care. This includes using improvements in technology and making sure we work with other agencies and organisations to provide better health outcomes for everyone.”

Forums will be held in

  • Albany,
  • Broome,
  • Bunbury,
  • Geraldton,
  • Kalgoorlie,
  • Northam,
  • Perth,
  • Port Hedland.