We're improving health

Working closely with Hunter, New
England & Central Coast communities

 

Hunter New England and Central Coast (HNECC) is a not for profit organisation primarily funded by the Commonwealth government to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the primary health care system.

 

What do we do?

HNECC PHN supports GPs and other health professionals, and delivers a range of programs.

Supporting health care professionals with:

  • HealthPathways -an online portal of localised clinical pathways
  • electronic referrals and eHealth records
  • accreditation and quality standards
  • chronic disease management and care coordination 

 We also fund and manage healthcare and support programs for people in the community including:

  • Closing the Gap Aboriginal Health programs
  • After Hours GP care
  • Primary Mental Health Services
  • Primary Allied Health Services
  • Health screening and immunisation

 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is our current health focus area. Almost 40,000 people (3% of the population) across our region suffer from this debilitating condition.

The Australian Lung Foundation is running its Have The Chat Awareness Campaign during winter to encourage GPs to help their COPD patients recognise and manage their symptoms, and hopefully avoid hospitalisation.  GPs can receive a suite of helpful tools and resources by registering here with the campaign.

 

Our Clinical Councils and Community Advisory Committees engage local clinicians and the community in our planning processes. Both groups provide locally-relevant advice and strategic input to our Board. 

Members bring a wealth of experience across general practice, allied health, community health providers, hospital and health services, consumers and the community. Both groups assist us in identifying the needs of local communities, prioritising needs and help shaping the planning and delivery of programs and services.

Our region: Hunter, New England & Central Coast

1.2 Million
LIVE IN OUR REGION
2nd Largest
PHN IN NSW
18.3%
ARE OVER 65
27 LGAs
METRO, REGIONAL & RURAL AREAS

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