Artist impression of Western Sydney Airport
Working together to meet future challenges
25 Feb 2019
Collaboration is essential to delivering healthcare in the 21st century says Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District Chief Executive Kay Hyman.
“At the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District we have extended the principles of teamwork that our staff apply every day in patient care and service delivery, to forge new strategic partnerships with external organisations,” says Mrs Hyman.
“These partnerships with local councils, other Local Health Districts, universities and healthcare providers are many and varied but each are focused on meeting the current and future health challenges our community is facing.”
Recently the Board Chairs and Chief Executives of Western Sydney, South Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health Districts met to discuss the future of coordinated healthcare across one of the fastest growing regions in Australia.
The development of the Western Sydney Airport, and surrounding residential and commercial areas, is expected to bring a boost in population approximately the same size as Adelaide.
“The opportunity to deliver healthcare to such a major planned community is rare and exciting,” says Mrs Hyman.
“With our partners we are planning to deliver truly innovative solutions potentially incorporating cutting edge technologies.”
As part of the strategy to meet these needs, Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District has also joined the Western Sydney City Deal a local, state and federal government initiative.
NBMLHD is also a foundation member of The Quarter, a partnership of major healthcare providers, education institutions and local government centred on the region’s largest hospital, Nepean.