In the lead up to the 2015 election the NSW Government committed $100 million to the Primary and Integrated Care Strategy to develop 20 HealthOne sites, including new centres at Bowraville and Camden Haven and the expansion of the existing Nambucca HealthOne.
Construction work is well underway at Bowraville and Nambucca Heads while building is expected to begin early in 2021 at Camden Haven.
NSW Health has developed an integrated approach to primary and community health that brings together General Practitioners with community health and other health professionals in multidisciplinary teams in a flexible manner. This model is known as the HealthOne NSW model.
A significant portion of the $100 million investment will be for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and software which will enable and future proof connectivity between health services. ICT projects are in development at Urunga and Bonny Hills.
The HealthOne model will deliver significant benefits for our community and staff, enhancing sustainability of health service delivery in regional, rural and metropolitan communities. The integration of primary and community services will enable collaborative relationships and improve coordinated care in the right place at the right time to meet population growth and the changing needs of the community.