Have your say – make a submission
The wait is over! WA’s Sustainable Health Review is taking submissions from the public to address the question:
In the context of the Sustainable Health Review Terms of Reference listed below, what is needed to develop a more sustainable, patient centred health system in WA?
You can make a submission by downloading the Public-Submissions-Template, completing it and emailing it to SHR@health.wa.gov.au – five pages maximum.
Submissions not your thing? A series of forums will be held – keep an eye on this webpage for further information, or email SHR@health.wa.gov.au
Plain Language Summary of Dot Points
In order to support you in making a submission, we have put together a plain language summary of the dot points on what information is being sought:
• Leveraging existing investment in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary healthcare, as well as new initiatives to improve patient centred service delivery, pathways and transition;
PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARY: How can we ensure that the money and effort we have invested in our hospitals, health centres, community health and general practice service means a smooth journey for people seeking health care from their home to health service and back?
• The mix of services provided across the system, including gaps in service provision, sub-acute, step-down, community and other out-of-hospital services across WA to deliver care in the most appropriate setting and to maximise health outcomes and value to the public;
PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARY: Do we have the right services to meet peoples’ needs, wherever they are and at whatever point in their journey?
• Ways to encourage and drive digital innovation, the use of new technology, research and data to support patient centred care and improved performance;
PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARY: How can the health system take advantage of technology and all the things we know to deliver better care?
• Opportunities to drive partnerships across sectors and all levels of government to reduce duplication and to deliver integrated and coordinated care;
PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARY: How can we make sure people work together efficiently?
• Ways to drive improvements in safety and quality for patients, value and financial sustainability, including cost drivers, allocative and technical efficiencies;
PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARY: How can we make the recommendations from the recent Report on Safety and Quality in WA health service real? Are we doing things that make people’s health better?
• The key enablers of new efficiencies and change, including, research, productivity, teaching and training, culture, leadership development, procurement and improved performance monitoring;
PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARY: What will help change behaviours right across the health sector?
Any further opportunities concerning patient centred service delivery and the sustainability of the WA health system.
PLAIN LANGUAGE SUMMARY: Any other comments?
Pip Brennan, Executive Director, Health Consumers’ Council