Caring for the Coast is in our DNA. It is what we strive to achieve on a day-to-day basis and what we work to improve on year-on-year. This mission does not change. What differs are the ways in which we accomplish this because healthcare is dynamic. It is most effective when it reflects the ever-changing population and needs of the community that it supports.
Our Caring for the Coast Strategy 2019- 2024 looks at the next five years. It sets out a blueprint for what we want to achieve, a roadmap for how we might get there, and the elements that we will need to adapt to.
Our commitment to Caring for the Coast – every patient every time remains strong and our vision of Healthy people – Vibrant community continues to drive how we plan for and deliver our services.
To achieve our vision of a healthy and vibrant community, Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) will play a leading role in making the Central Coast a place where the health of people in our community is maximised through quality health services, accessible when and where people need them.
Our growing and ageing population creates both challenges and opportunities for CCLHD. The Clinical Services Plan (CSP) details the current scope of our services and the strategies – short-term and long-term – that we believe are necessary to help us meet the changing demand of our community.
This framework sets the aspiration for the District to become an improvement leader, locally, nationally and internationally. The framework is also a roadmap as it describes the tools, which when applied, will see the organisation become a place where patient safety and quality improvement is central to everything we do and an intrinsic part of everyone’s job, every day, in all parts of the District. Engagement, and working with consumers, community representatives, primary health care providers (inclusive of general practitioners) will be a vital part of our success.
A quick overview of the key themes in the Clinical Services Plan.
To achieve our vision of a healthy and vibrant community, Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) will play a leading role in making the Central Coast a place where the health of the people is maximised through quality health services, accessible when and where people need them.
The new Diabetes Plan and Model of Care are important to address the increasing rate of diabetes on the Central Coast – about 10 per cent of adults living in the region have diabetes, mostly type 2 diabetes.
Please enjoy learning about the many ways that Central Coast Local Health District seeks to deepen diversity and inclusion as part of how we ‘Care for the Coast’ every single day.
Nunyara provides a focus for health services for Aboriginal people in CCLHD, a focus for Aboriginal health workers in CCLHD, and a voice for Aboriginal people using any of the services provided by CCLHD.
Prepared by the Children and Violence Prevention Service, this is a simple guide to legal and welfare services available to anyone involved in violent and abusive relationships. It discusses steps you can take, planning to be safe, what family and friends can do to help, police and the courts, services that can help and more.
There is one exception to the epidemic of overweight and obesity in Australia. Older people can be at risk of malnutrition if they depend on others to provide their food. The Food and Nutrition Manual for Aged Care provides appropriate, practical and helpful information for all staff of aged care homes, dietitians and those who have loved ones in care.
This resource has been written to provide practical food and nutrition ideas and advice for older people, their carers and support workers.
As the Central Coast’s population continues to grow, so too does its cultural diversity. This plan supports our Caring for the Coast commitment, ensuring we are responsive to the health needs of our culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities on the Central Coast.