Far West LHD Integrated Care Programs and Services
The Far West LHD provides a number of Integrated Care Programs and Services. These services are run in partnership with other health and social organisations within the community, including General Practitioner practices.
The Leading Better Value Care program uses a systematic approach to embed good practice across a number of key initiatives with a particular focus on specific conditions or healthcare issues.
The Patient Reported Measures (PRM) program has been established to inform the ongoing improvement of our clinicians and services. The program works by capturing patient's healthcare experiences and outcomes, then utilising the results to drive improvement and development.
The Far West LHD Remote In-home Monitoring program strives to achieve patient self-management of long term chronic illness in the home.
The program provides medical monitoring devices that wirelessly communicate results to our integrated care teams. The team is then able to share this information with you, your GP, and any other services to ensure independence and safety.
The program is offered to those who are enrolled in the Planned Care for Better Health program, and meet sufficient criteria for referral.
The School Based Nursing Program places registered nurses across schools in the Far West LHD area to support the health and wellbeing need of students and their families.
For any inquiries into the program please contact either the School concerned, or the Far West LHD Integrated Care team using the contact details below.
NSW Health is establishing a network of Menopause Services across the state to support women with severe or complex menopause symptoms.
A new Menopause Service in the Far West Local Health District will provide a holistic approach to address complex menopause management and associated health risks, including bone thinning, weight management and increased risk of heart attack, heart disease, high blood pressure and stroke.
Seeking support from a General Practitioner should be the first step in obtaining information about treating the symptoms of menopause. For most women, the support provided by their GP will be sufficient. However, in some cases, where menopause symptoms are complex, women may require more intensive support options, which will be provided through these new services. More information will be available online once the new services are established.
Find out more about menopause resources and support at Women NSW.
The Enhanced Community Care (ECC) Team aims to partner with chronic disease teams and primary health teams to enhance the care provided to patients and their careers in the last two years of life. The team introduces the principles of palliative care earlier in the disease trajectory to ensure the patients and their families are engaged with community and specialty palliative care services in a timely manner, ensuring the patient’s goals and values are prioritised at the end of life.
Planned Care for Better Health
The Planned Care for Better Health (PCBH) program promotes self-management of health conditions and supports consumers in achieving this goal by providing education into their conditions and health, assistance coordinating their healthcare, and assistance in navigating the healthcare system in their community.
The PCBH team coordinates with a broad range of other services, these include both external and internal services and care providers, such as; Allied Health Services, Mental Health Drug & Alcohol, Centrelink, Social Work, Cardiopulmonary services, and many more. The goal of the PCBH team is to focus on the individual, and ensure that person is receiving the social and medical support they need.
If you feel you or a loved one would benefit from this support please contact the PCBH team on the below contact details.