What are the Initiatives?
Integrated care aims to develop a sustainable system of care that is right for the patient, provided in the right place at the right time.
To achieve this "big-picture" aim, a series of initiatives are currently underway or planned for Northern NSW.
All of the initiatives are underpinned by the integrated care ethos and most involve interdisciplinary and/or inter-agency collaboration.
Some initiatives developed organically from within other initiatives at a front-line level which shows how small system changes can potentially lead to large-scale improvement.
Other initiatives involved the efforts of many planning sessions and committees at a higher, decision-making level. These top-down initiatives support and compliment the efforts being made in the bottom-up ones.