We have a problem.

Our health system is facing an unsustainable burden of chronic disease. If we continue to do what we are doing then in a few short years our health costs will exceed the entire NSW budget. We want to hear from clinicians and consumers who are passionate about transforming health care and who want to make a difference.   

If you share our vision of “Healthy people – now and into the future", then we want your help.     We invite you to join with us to examine our local health system and look for solutions to these seemingly intractable problems.   Our Alliance team has crunched the population health data for the Hunter and identified the top three problems that are burdening  our local health system.      These are:  

  • Diabetes
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Care in the last twelve months of life 

These are problems that can’t be fixed by a single organisation or individual, the solutions to these problems will require new thinking and new ideas. Of course we must remember that each new idea will require resources to develop and implement it, and resources are limited. What we spend on one thing is not available to be spent on another.   

Still interested?...then please click here to complete a short five minute questionnaire.

On the night of the 21st of February 2014, the Hunter Alliance held it's first forum to discuss these priorities.

For more details please contact Scott White at Hunter Medicare Local via email swhite@hunterml.com.au