Integrated Care in Walgett
The Local Leadership Group in Walgett, which has representation from the hospital, Aboriginal Medical Service and local GPs, aims to address the health issues of children and adults by taking a whole-of-family approach to care.
Once enrolled, the families will be provided with support and education to help them access the right social care and health services they need to better manage their chronic health issues. Each individual in the family unit will access a comprehensive health assessment alongside a social care assessment and an individualized plan will be developed in partnership with their Doctor and other relevant services that will work together to address their needs.
The Local Leadership Group will expand the project offering an integrated approach to antenatal care in 2017. This will aim to provide all women quality care that links them to their birthing facility supported by the Outreach Midwives based in Dubbo.