Five year strategy for health released

26 February 2021

26 February 2021

The Flinders and Upper North Local Health Network (FUNLHN) has today released a strategy and vision for community health services over the next five years.

FUNLHN Governing Board Chair, Bevan Francis, said FUNLHN consulted with a range of communities,  stakeholders, consumers and clinicians through workshops and focus groups to develop the 2021-26 strategic plan.

“We are pleased to announce the completion of the strategic plan for the Flinders and Upper North region and launch our new branding, which reflects the unique characteristics of our region,” Mr Francis said.

“The strategic plan focuses on growing our local health services and outlines key strategies that reflect our commitment to continue delivering high quality health services to our communities.

“Our new branding is an exciting change for our region as it represents our individual Local Health Network and showcases our diverse network of regional health services we provide to communities across the Flinders and Upper North.

“We would like to thank local members of the community for engaging in the consultation process, providing valuable feedback and sharing their health values and priorities about future health services.”

FUNLHN Chief Executive Officer, Craig Packard, said the plan identifies a range of strategies that will help strengthen the delivery of health services provided to local communities across the region.

“We know it is important for people to access the health care they need, and this plan will help ensure we can continue to deliver high quality health services to communities, both now and into the future,” Mr Packard said.

“Throughout the consultation process, it has been our priority to work together with community members to ensure the plan is tailored to meet the needs of the local community.

“Some of the key strategies outlined in the plan include building a sustainable workforce, strengthening our Aboriginal Health services, expanding training opportunities and exploring more innovative approaches to the delivery of our services.

“This is an important milestone for our Local Health Network and we are excited to roll out the new FUNLHN branding, which will help people identify the range of health services we provide to the community.”

For more information and to access the plan, visit the Flinders and Upper North LHN webpage.