Regional approach to maternal and child health

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Murrumbidgee Primary Health Network (MPHN) in partnership with Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) is working to improve access to health care services where disparities have been identified for mothers and their young children across the Murrumbidgee region.

MPHN CEO Melissa Neal said after conducting a recent health needs assessment it was identified that an overarching strategy was needed to ensure current services were well coordinated and to better identify areas of unmet need.

Beacon Strategies has been engaged to develop a regional strategy for communities across the Murrumbidgee, building on services currently being delivered to improve the client journey, resulting in better outcomes.

“This strategy will guide MPHN and MLHD and other stakeholders to work on a comprehensive and coordinated approach to maternal and child health, focusing on the critical development milestones,” Ms Neal said.

MLHD CE Jill Ludford said they were looking forward to receiving the strategy in the coming months as it will assist in the coordinated approach to the delivery of services to meet the needs of women, children and their families.

Beacon Strategies will be holding stakeholder and consumer consultations in Young, Deniliquin, Wagga Wagga and Griffith to help capture information that will assist in the development of the strategy.

“We encourage local women and families to help inform us about areas where we can improve services to help meet their needs,” Ms Ludford said.

For further information, or if you would like to provide some feedback but unable to attend the consultations, please contact Toni Preuss, MPHN on 02 6923 3100.

Stakeholder Consultations

Deniliquin – Monday 29 April, 9.00 am to 12.00 pm at Deniliquin RSL, 72 End Street

Griffith – Tuesday 30 April, 9.00 am to 12.00 pm at Exies Club, 6-12 Jondaryan Avenue

Wagga Wagga – Wednesday 1 May, 9:00am to 12:00pm at MPHN, 1/185 Morgan Street  

Young – Thursday 2 May, 9:00am to 12:00pm, Young Golf Club, 191 William Street

If you can’t attend we would love to hear from you https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPHN_sector

Consumer and Family Consultations

Deniliquin – Monday 29 April, 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Deniliquin RSL, 72 End Street

Griffith – Tuesday 30 April, 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Exies Club, 6-12 Jondaryan Ave

Wagga Wagga – Wednesday 1 May, 1:00pm to 3:00pm at MPHN, 1/185 Morgan Street

Young – Thursday 2 May, 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Young Golf Club, 191 William Street

Can’t attend? Please fill out a short survey via the link below to contribute https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPHN_community

Further information please contact Toni Preuss on toni.preuss@mphn.org.au or 02 6923 3133.

Debbie Angel