Gippsland PHN is part of a national network of 31 Primary Health Networks across Australia. Primary Health Networks are predominantly funded by the Australian Government to tackle identified national objectives and priority areas. These priorities frame the work of Gippsland PHN, which is also guided by the community and clinical input to improve health outcomes.
Established in 2015, Gippsland PHN is an independent, not for profit organisation that works at a regional level to achieve improved whole of system health care. We work with communities, general practice, allied health, hospitals and other primary and community health providers to drive, support and strengthen primary health in Gippsland to meet the needs of local communities.
We are consumer focused and established to reduce fragmentation of care by integrating and coordinating health services and supporting general practice. We leverage and administer health program funding from a variety of sources to commission flexible services to realise our vision of a measurably healthier Gippsland.
Gippsland PHN key objectives are to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of medical services for patients, particularly those at risk of poor health outcomes, and to improve coordination of care to ensure patients receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.
The catchment of Gippsland PHN spans six local government areas: Bass Coast, Baw Baw, East Gippsland, Latrobe, South Gippsland and Wellington and includes a population of 271,266 (2016 Census data).
Gippsland PHN Board Directors govern the organisation in order to achieve its mission and strategic corporate plans.
Gippsland PHN has three office locations across Gippsland: