NQPHN draws information from a range of sources to identify and prioritise the needs of older Australians, assess current services, and develop innovative solutions to address identified gaps in primary care services.
The Aged Care priorities aim to provide older residents in the region with:
- quality care to result in fewer preventable hospitalisations and ensure local health and other care providers are supported to deliver coordinated, effective, and appropriate care
- support to access primary health care services that meet their needs, including self-care in the home
- longer term support with local health care systems providing coordinated, quality care so they can enjoy a better quality of life.