Have your say on health care in the region

WANT to have your say on health care in the region?

The North Coast Primary Health Network is carrying out a Health Needs Assessment to understand the health needs of local communities and to focus on the health care priorities identified through this process.

As part of the Needs Assessment, NCPHN is asking North Coast residents to fill out a survey about primary health care in their area (health care provided outside of hospital).

This information will enable NCPHN to plan for future health needs and address the concerns of residents about health care on the North Coast.

The survey will take 10 to 15 minutes to complete and all information gathered is confidential. It will be available online until February 28.

NCPHN's Director, Commission and Clinician & Community Engagement, Wendy Pannach, is hoping a broad range of North Coast residents will complete the survey.

"We are keen to get as many North Coast residents as possible to fill in the survey so that we get a true picture of health care needs across our footprint," she said.

"This will enable us to better plan for the future and prioritise the particular needs identified in the survey."

After the survey information is analysed, the results of the Health Needs Assessment will be made available through forums and NCPHN's website in the coming months.

Those who complete the survey also go into a draw to win a $200 supermarket voucher.

To fill out the survey, go to: www.ncphn.org.au and follow the link to the survey.